Anyway, I spend a lot of time with the little items of my desk. I wanted to share them today. Come, meet my friends of my desk, a visual tour!!
Kitty mug! This is my favorite mug, which I use for tea (a mix of Earl Grey and green tea, since I'm getting this narcissistic with this post!) It's a giant mug, which is something I love about it. But also, my dad, who passed away some years ago, jokingly pointed it out on a family trip in Florida, like, How about this mug, Carolyn? Because it's both huge and has a cat on it. Well, he was actually right on. So I like it for that reason, too, that Dad sort of helped choose it.
Boo and my fave fortune. Do you keep fortunes you like? The boo sticker is from my nieces and nephews, and the fortune that is taped there says, "Your brain is a receiver for infinite intelligence." I like that as applied to writing. I believe that staying wide open to possibilities and full of trust is helpful for a writer.
This is a demon duckie from Larissa Ione that I picked up at a convention. I just like it. I like little toys.
This is my all-time favorite pen, a pen I have had since I was a teen. Or even earlier, possibly. It's a papermate profile. They don't make them anymore. I'm SO paranoid about losing it. But I think I won't because I take really good care of it. I use it when I hand draft things.
My fiery girl pen holder. A girl in chains in fire is on there. It's from Mexico. I just love the drama of it. That pen with the bar code in there was given to me by Nalini Singh during a signing. It's metallic pink, and I have horded it instead of used it because I like her. The green marker is a pen that I hook to my running bra when I run, along with a piece of paper so I can write down any ideas I get. Because it is so frustrating to get an idea and forget it, and that used to happen a lot to me when running.
Yes, they end up messy, but usually I can read them.
The weird tree. The little sign there says Don't Bug Me. I had this since I was like in 3rd grade. I totally don't know where it came from, but I really like it now.
One of these guys are always around somewhere.
Friends of my desk! I hope your desk is filled with friends, too.