Thursday, June 24, 2010

new book, new desk…

Current work: Venice book
Listening to: Vivaldi cello concerti (that’s what my heroine listens to, a lot)
Reading: next on TBR

New book. New way of working (one file instead of one file per chapter, because iPad file management isn’t up to scratch). And, as it’s glorious summer here, new desk (aka the patio table).

The ergonomics of that chair are not that good – actually, I’ve got three cushions on there to make it comfy – and I had to move back indoors in the afternoon, when the sun really blazes in to the back garden. But this is where I’m working at the moment in the mornings. And I really enjoyed that sparkling water with a slice of lemon.

The other excuse for working outside: yesterday, the sky was the same shade of blue as it was when we were in Venice. I’m a ‘method’ writer, so I’m happy with that feel to it.

Oh, yes. And new office companions. I have several doves, a couple of pigeons, two jays, some chaffinches, some sparrows… and this. (Squirrel doesn’t like sharing the office with me, though, so he only appears when Dog and I go indoors. Hence pic through glass on full zoom.)


Add in the scent of philadelphus…


Well, it worked for me. (Even though I completely rewrote everything on the desktop that evening – had started the story in the wrong place. You’d think I’d know by now…)

10 comments:

Caroline said...

Great office Kate! I think I would find it all too distracting so I'm better off at my desk indoors! Caroline x

Diane said...

The squirrel will get used to you being there and start to get braver.

Kimberly Lang said...

So obvious you don't live in Alabama... it was 97 yesterday with 98% humidity, equaling a heat index of 105-110 degrees. Even in the shade, that's miserable (and I know because I took kids to the pool and sat in the shade).

I opened my blinds, so I can *see* the outdoors, even if I have no intention of going out there...

Shirley Wells said...

My favourite kind of office. :)
My new office tends to be in front of the TV (half watching the football) at the moment. Tsk.

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - mm, it was a bit distracting, but then I got into it and decided I liked it :)

Kate Hardy said...

Diane - I don't think he'll get used to the dog, somehow... ;o)

Kate Hardy said...

Kim - OMG, 98% humidity? Don't think I could cope with that. At all. I'd be indoors with aircon on full!

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - tsk, tsk. Tennis as well? (That 59-all match... blimey. Didn't see it but it SOUNDED exhausting!)

Lacey Devlin said...

It's so prettym I really like your patio table. Shame about iPad file management, it's so important you'd think they'd have put more thought into... Ah well, it's shiny ;)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - apparently the next version of the OS fixes that (and I sincerely hope the upgrade is included, or I will be having a hissy fit!)

As you say, shiny :)