Office Porn

September 14th, 2010 • Kate

home-office_300Guys, I need a little pick-me-up. This whole house-hunting/renovation decision is beginning to wear me out. So help me cheer up, please! Show me where you work, and help inspire me to think about possibly decorating a new office space for kt literary.

I was going to offer a copy of Sara Beitia‘s debut novel The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon as a prize for sharing pics of your work space, but I don’t think I ever even announced the winner of the last contest I ran! So, first, the winner of a galley of Ellen Booraem‘s Small Persons with Wings is…

Karen! Karen, send me an email at contests@ktliterary.com with your mailing address, and I’ll send Ellen’s galley off to you!

And with that done — no random numbers here! The most swoon-worthy work space will win a hot-off-the-presses copy of The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon as soon as they come in! You have all week to enter, so get to posting!

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20 Responses to “Office Porn”

  1. Stephanie Perkins Says:

    My office looks like fried poop right now, so I'm not entering, but has there ever been a prettier, more cheerful office than Laini's?

    http://growwings.blogspot.com/2010/09/acceptable-

    Good luck with the house decisions!

  2. Olivia Says:

    This will take some creativity on my part, I should think…considering I usually just sit on my messy un-made bed to write…

  3. A.L. Sonnichsen Says:

    I know, I'm a bed-writer (not bed-wetter!), too, so you don't want to see it!!

    Darn, I would really like to win that book. Want a picture of my bedroom? I'm not sure it's swoon-worthy, but….

    Amy

  4. Kate Larkindale Says:

    I don't even have an office to write in. I write in the dining room because once our second kid came along, there wasn't a spare room to be an office anymore. And my office at work was once used as a set for a 1950s mental hospital, so will not be making anyone swoon. Picture a narrow concrete bunker with no windows and you have it in a nutshell.

  5. Elizabeth Briggs Says:

    Here's where I write:

    http://elizabethbriggs.blogspot.com/2010/07/ode-t

    Renovations are so stressful, but so worth it in the end. Hang in there!

  6. Stephanie Says:

    This is what my writing space looks like right now:

    http://www.atariage.com/development/screenshots/s

    We're in the middle of moving. It's not pretty around here.

    Not that it's all that pretty when we're NOT moving, though- my writing space consists of the hand-me-down couch my father-in-law gave us, and my laptop, which sits on what should be a seat for my keyboard. Just TRY to stop yourself from swooning!

  7. Feliza Says:

    Funny you should ask! I just did a post about my super-awesome writing desk:

    http://nerd-alert-blog.blogspot.com/2010/09/super

    I'm really digging taking a peek at everyone else's writing digs!

  8. Danielle Rollins Says:

    My home office:

    http://rollid.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/new-desk/

  9. lexcade Says:

    …i'm not cool enough for an office. i work at a hotel. boooooooooooooooo

  10. Ashley Says:

    Hm… Guess my last entry didn't go through? Anyway, I've got pics of my productive paradise on my blog: http://abenningsbusynothings.blogspot.com/2010/09

  11. Charles Ravndal Says:

    Here's my working area at home:

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/charlesravndal/46722

    It's just simple, nothing fancy.

  12. Karen Says:

    Yay! I won! Awesome! I'll email right away. And trust me, you don't want to a picture of my office. You want to call the authorities on me if I exposed it. LOL.

  13. Julia Karr Says:

    A peek at my writing space (I don't have an office, per se)

    http://community.livejournal.com/2011debuts/80428

  14. RachelM Says:

    Good luck with the redecorating! I gave my home office a makeover a few months ago, but it took me about a year to collect everything.

    My Office

  15. Erin Says:

    When I'm at home, this is my writing space:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/12036649@N03/sets/72

    I love seeing everyone else's spaces!

  16. Meghan Says:

    What a fun contest! I will probably enter, but before I take a picture I need to tidy up my desk a little!

    My writing space is pretty random – I call it my office, but it also has some bookshelves, and a couple dressers, since the bedroom isn't very big! Also, my cat sleeps in it all the time.

    Good luck with the house-hunting/renovation decision!

  17. Jennifer Says:

    When we moved two years ago after anguishing over the renovate versus move question, we finally had a space we could use as a home office. We opted for a big table for our workspace instead of a traditional desk and it has worked really well, since I share this space with three kids and my husband. The only drawback is trying to stay focused when my teen is having a chat session on oovoo across the table from me…

  18. Jennifer Says:

    Here's a pic of our office space. We also wrangled with the renovate vs. move decision, and ultimately decided we needed more space. We opted for a big tabletop with workstations instead of a traditional desk, since I share the space with my three kids and husband. This space is in constant use, and is a setup that works really well for us (except when I am trying to work and my daughter is across the table on oovoo…).

  19. Michelle z Says:

    The container store has great ideas for office spaces even if you don't buy what they sell. If you stay and renovate I would try their design ideas for an office.

  20. kt literary » Blog Archive » THE LAST GOOD PLACE winner! Says:

    […] A few days ago (ok, it was longer than that, but I’m being generous with myself), I asked for a little help from my readers, in the form of your office/work spaces. I was looking for inspiration for the idea of possibly moving my own home office. And, well, it looks like my home office isn’t going anywhere soon (yay!), but I still loved seeing where you guys get your writing done. As promised, the owner of the most swoon-worthy office wins a fresh-off-the-presses copy of Sara Beitia’s debut novel The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon, out in October from Flux. […]