Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I love sharing great sites!



Time-sucking, though they may be. In the past I've shown you pics of my workspace in the midts of chaos, mid-book. Today I'm showing you the tidied-up-because-I'm-in avoidance-mode version.



I even discovered a stack of unanswered fan mail which is now lying by my PC. My bad.



And now I'm sending you to check out the workspaces of other authors. I have to tell you, Jennie Cruisie's is my favorite! LOL

Go here:
http://www.paigecuccaro.com/html/the_cave.html

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your workspace photos. i have a really nice area too for my computer. Do you play music while you write and do you have a nice aromatic candle lit too? Those two things inspire me. Also, I have a drawer full of chocolate goodies.
    I have to admit, you area looks alot neater and less cluttered than mine I need some suggestions for how to display all of the wonderful bookmarks i get from authors. Know of any?

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  2. Hi Joye! I only burn unscented candles or occasionally cinammon or orange, and did you know Home Interiors quit making unscented candles? Used to be when someone told me they were having a party I'd say, "Order me a box of candles."

    I have two CD players constantly playing in my home 24/7: one in the dining room which we can hear in the kitchen/dining/liv room and one upstairs.

    As for my office, I ocasionally listen to background sounds, like rain or waterfalls or ocean and seagulls, but I can't have music I'll hear and be distracted by. I like to work in silence. My husband likes Native American flute music, and the haunting quality of is sometimes a nice background. Soundstracks sometimes inspire me-- I particlarly like Far & Away, Last of the Mohicans, Lonesome Dove

    My favorite music is vintage rock, and I think I have CDs for every year. I love soundtracks like Dirty Dancing, Grease, Hope Floats, A Star is Born just to name a few. I'm a closet B-52 fan.

    BOOKMARKS:
    I slip them in the fronts and backs of all the binders I use to store my stories and research. You can buy plastic sleeves for them that fit in binders, too.

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  3. Hi Cheryl,
    Having viewed some of the pics of other authors work spaces on The Writers Cave, I must say you all have something in common-BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS! Love it! I have a chuck-full-to-the-brim bookcase that's right along the wall behind my computer so all I have to do is turn around and grab a book when I'm writing someone. I have no idea how many are on that little bookcase but someday I hope it grows up to be a full wall one! Thanks for sharing your workspace with us.
    Sincerely,
    Colleen Poor

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  4. Hi Cheryl! This is my first time posting here (but have enjoyed your books!) Pam P sent me to your blog here. I didn't know you had one!

    Oh your workplace is so neat! I can imagine having books around tho, must be so tempting to pick up and read them!. Gosh makes me want to go and clean up my area now, but once I touch my books I end up looking through some and more and never getting it cleaned, LOL

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  5. Nice and neat, Cheryl! I love listening to classic rock.

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  6. You have a nice workspace, Cheryl. I also enjoyed visiting the sites of other authors and seeing their workspaces. Mine looks like hell. lol!
    I saw the B-52s in Lubbock, TX years ago. It was a fantastic show. That reminds me I want to add them to my MySpace page.

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  7. It's always nice to see where authors work. It's also fun to find things that you had forgotten about when you reorganize! lol

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  8. Dang, you so do not want a picture of my workspace. LOL I'm a slob, and I admit it. I could clean it, but it goes back to slobbishness within a few hours.

    It's probably because I not only write my books here, but I also do online shopping, pay bills, etc. at this same desk. So I've got books, CD's, paid bill stubs, stamps, empty Coke cans... :P

    But hey, at least nothing is sitting on my keyboard. hehehe I can still write! :D

    Oh, and my friend Melissa sent me to your blog!

    ~~Becka

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  9. Welcome, Becka! Did you go look at Jennie Cruisie's office?

    Mel, Mel, Mel, you just HAD to say that and you had to tell me you had a my space page.

    I have refused to go there--Kristin and Erin are crazy about it -- but I've held out. Until now.

    Okay, is your page for anyone to see or do I need an invitation? And if I'm invited, please tell me how.

    I should be WORKING! LOL

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  10. Oh, exactly, Carol. I ran across a set of teaching tapes by Donald Maass that I bought when I was at a conference in Phoenix and never found again. There were in a box under my other desk all along. LOL

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  11. LOL! I was standing on the arms of my chair dancing. They were so good! My favorite song is PRIVATE IDAHO. What's yours, Cheryl?
    What did you think about my MySpace page?

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  12. Ooo, Cheryl, I just did. Wow, that's some organized clutter! LOL But it looks fabu. K, now I'm embarrassed about my workspace. :P

    Ooh ooh, I'm on MySpace too!

    http://www.myspace.com/rebeccagoings

    If anyone is interested... :P I wasn't too sure about it either, but it does seem to drive traffic, so, I guess it's a necessary evil. hehe

    ~~Becka

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  13. Ya'll check out Becka's MySpace page. The cover of her new book is awesome!

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  14. Thank you, Mel! Yer a sweetheart! **smooches**

    ~~Becka

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  15. Hey Cheryl,

    This is sooo cool! I loved seeing another author's workspace. I have a much smaller workspace due to my desk being so itty bitty, but it works for me. I have my other stuff all around my office on shelves and such. Recently I started trying some Feng Shui stuff, and found their uncluttered simplicity really helped me with my concentration.

    Thanks again for sharing! :-)
    Regina

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  16. {{{{{{Becka}}}}}}

    Woop, woop, Regina's in the house!

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