Inspired by a post by author Gareth L. Powell, I thought I’d share a photo of my desk. Then, after I’d written most of this, I felt a sense of deja vu.
It turns out I wrote a similar article, over ten years ago – called My Office, appropriately enough. That makes me pretty old.
It’s not actually where I write that often. “Where I write” is more fairly represented by the photo below – any random cafe, with headphones and a laptop!
But given that I’ve shown you my desk, here’s a numbered explanation:
- A Kindle. Standard. I’m easily distracted from actually doing writing by reading other people’s. That’s as it should be, I reckon.
- Remote control for my Amplifier. The upgrade from an amp without a remote to one with one was life changing.
- Post-Its. Always useful, always forget I have them and use printer paper instead.
- Triple monitors. Still using my PC from 2015, but now with triple U2415 monitors
- Map of Warrington. I love maps, I have about 15 OS maps too. Inspirational when thinking about setting.
- Speakers! Can’t work without music playing constantly. Listening to The Horace Silver Quintet right now.
- Typing Window. I generally write directly into this blog in the wordpress editor, or onto Google Docs. I find a good nature background helpful. This was a tree photo I took at Erddig Hall.
- Half empty mug. There’s always a tea, coffee or squash on the go.
- Separate Numpad. Means the mouse is right next to you, rather than an extra 3 inches over. Great RSI trick for you there. The keyboard came with a rubbish one that worked intermittently and ate up about 10 watch batteries a year. This was an ebay special that runs on rechargeable triple As… and has the backspace in a slightly annoying position.
- Microsoft Sculpt keyboard. Ergonomic, cheap, comfortable. Lasts forever on rechargeable triple As.
- Mastermouse MM710 Mouse. Never considered a mouse upgrade? Try an ultralight one like this, you’ll never go back!
- Empty glasses and mugs. There’s usually about 5. I literally cleaned my desk for this photo, and still there was one.
- Pile of books, films, CDs, paperwork. The never ending to-do pile.
Thanks for the inspiration Gareth!