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Wednesday
Jul202011

Your handy, dandy guide to Jamie's not-so-secret writing lair

Someone recently asked the “where do you write?” question. Here’s the answer:

  1. Halloween door-knocker, purchased eons ago. Used to ring and say, “Beeeewaaare!” but the batteries are dead.
  2. Hanging koi wind-socks. I have no idea where I got these.
  3. Poster of the story Broken Glass by Harlan Ellison. Signed by Harlan.
  4. National Geographic Map of the Pacific, circa 1943, purchased at an antique store in Oregon for $1.75.
  5. Nice email from Pat Conroy.
  6. Access info for checking on my kids’ grades.
  7. Big green jewel. Was an award from the Pulpwood Queens.
  8. Partial manuscript: Whispers of a Thunder God.
  9. iTunes, currently playing Cheap Trick: Live at Budokan.
  10. ARCs and galleys I should be reading. Also comics. Currently reading Nick Spencer’s Morning Glories.
  11. A small urn of my father’s ashes, which doubles as a paperweight. Thanks, Dad.
  12. Bumper stickers from Write Bloody Publishing.
  13. Yes, I have a chaise lounge in the middle of my office. Shouldn't everyone?
  14. Asia, current title-holder of: “World’s Laziest Dog.”
  15. KISS throw-blanket, covering a quilt that Leesha made (not pictured).
  16. Milk crate I’ve used as a printer stand since college. Leesha wants it to go away.
  17. ARC of Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea, which is beyond excellent.
  18. Daruma doll. You make a wish and color in one eye. No, I’m not tellin’...

Also, I sometimes write at the public library, but for the most part, my days and occasional nights are spent here.

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Reader Comments (6)

I must take issue, on Asia's behalf, with "world's laziest dog". Dogs take life as it should be taken, one dog biscuit at a time, while tolerating human frenzy and soothing human hurts. The latter is a major job, demanding long periods of meditation for rejuvenation.
July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz V.
Aw, I love what Liz said. :)

Also, thanks for the sneak peek (with labels!). Fun times.
July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristan
LOL. My studio is a train wreck compared to these digs. How do you spell ORGANIZED?
July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
You need a chainsaw in there, just in case. And not a "lady saw," either...something with a 5' bar or so that can get through multiple zombies at one go.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric
I have a gun in the closet, does that count? Okay, it's a BB pistol, but I could have used it as a paperweight ala Hunter S. Thompson. Not very good for Zombie home defense.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Cool to see where the magic happens.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoni

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