The Writing Nook
I was just reading Maggie Stiefvater's blog the other day and had a major pang of jealousy. No, no, not of her bestseller status. Of her office. It's fabulous. There are bookcases that go all the way to the ceiling, with those nifty wooden ladders you used to see in Borders before it went belly-up. And there's no photo of it, but I bet there's even a door. With a lock.
Someday, I hope to have an office of my very own, with a door. For now, My writing nook is on a corner of my kitchen counter (honestly, I spend so much time in my kitchen, either writing or cooking, that when my kids can't find me there they freak out.)
Normally there's a chair, but someone seems to have run off with it here. Probably using it to get the cookies off the top shelf of the pantry. Possibly it was me.
Fortunately, it does have a nice view of the woods.
Occasionally I see Bambi out there, or a fox, or a hawk. Once there was also something I swear was an R.O.U.S., but still. It's nice.
Also, there's artwork.
And if I get hungry,the fridge is behind me.
About the author: Kate Oliver is a writer of Young Adult and Middle Grade novels of every variety. Having worked as everything from a professional statistical programmer to a professional student to a professional parent, she now splits her time between writing and wrangling her children just outside of Washington, D.C.
Her first novel, Caterpillar, a sci-fi romance, will be released by MAB Books on April 10, 2012.