Apr 6, 2010

Author Carol Snow's Writing Space

Carol Snow's novel -- Just Like Me, Only Better -- hits stores today, April 6.  The protagonist, Veronica Czalicki, is a housewife who soon finds herself on her own when her husband leaves her for another woman -- the love of his life.  She's now a financially struggling single mother, but she has other problems too.  She just happens to look like a famous star.  Veronica receives some respite from her daily struggles when she's asked to become the star's double.

Check out WriteMeg!'s review.

Let's take a look inside Carol's writing space.  Please give her a warm welcome.

My office has pale wood floors, sage walls, and three big windows that look out to the street. It has two oak book shelves that I periodically (and futilely) attempt to organize, a comfy blue loveseat, and a really, really big oak desk. 

Years, ago, when we were living in Park City, Utah, my husband found the desk through the local PennySaver. According to the seller, in the twenties the desk belonged to the President of Utah Power & Light; on the side there’s a little brass plague that says, “Property of UP&L.” As far as provenance goes, that’s not as cool as if the desk had belonged, to, say, John Steinbeck. (Granted, it’s hard to imagine Steinbeck’s desk making its way to Utah.) But I still like the sense of history. And, you know -- power. (Sorry. That was uncalled for.) The desk has four very deep drawers and a file drawer. We’ve been shoving stuff into those drawers for years. I have no idea what’s in there.

I have a computer on my desk. I use it to answer emails, do research, and waste vast amounts of time. I do most of my writing on a laptop while sitting (slumping) on the comfy blue loveseat. It is terrible for my posture, and I keep thinking I should put the laptop on my desk and sit on one of those big balls that force you to sit up straight or risk falling over. Somehow, I know I’d fall over. Plus, I’d be so uncomfortable that I wouldn’t get any work done. 

Mostly, though, I like sitting on the couch because one of my cats usually ends up on my lap. I like to think it’s because they love me and not because my lap is soft and the computer is warm.

Thanks, Carol, for sharing your workspace with us.

I'm not sure how she gets any work done on those adult and teen reads with those cats hanging out all over her desk.  It must be great exercise. . . for them.

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8 comments:

Ti said...

I love to see the spaces that writers occupy. Sage green walls sounds so relaxing. I tried to paint my room sage green but the shade is never quite right.

Lenore said...

With the everpresent cats, her work space looks a lot like mine!

Anna said...

I think the old oak desk sounds lovely. And it sounds like our desk, with mystery stuff shoved inside over the years.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I love the writing spaces of writers; they are always so different. Those cats would drive me crazy...but they are still adorable.

Yeah, Anna, you and that mystery desk drawer of yours.

bermudaonion said...

I love her space and think the cats are the perfect accessory.

estrella05azul said...

I love the cats on the desk, so reminds me of my own desk, except I have 3 cats so when they decide to bother me, I literally have no more space left (and can't even see my postcards under my glass sheet) :)

Janel said...

The desk sounds wonderful. It must be nice to have a space big enough for a giant desk. :)

Darlene said...

Great post! I love seeing the writing spaces of others. Such beautiful cats too!