Monday, December 21, 2015

Resolution Resolution

As I mentioned in my last post, I haven't been writing much lately. But with the new year quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about new year's resolutions. My number one resolution in 2016 will be to finish editing my WIP once and for all and send it to some agents already!

As I prepare to get back in the saddle again, I figured I'd get my writing space in order and put up a vision board or two. So here are a few pics of what I've come up with so far. Feel free to let me know if I'm missing something (like a mythical chair that will keep you trapped in it until you've finished your book or maybe a magic editor or something... hey, a guy can wish can't he?).

My writing desk:

Notice that my browser is opened to Across The Board as it should be. Also notice the box of tissues for those occasional crying fits. And I always have to write with a candle for some reason-- and music too.
My dream board:
Complete with $2,000,000 check written out to myself for my first book deal (hey, it's my dream board...) , my dream home and a Writer's Digest cover where I hope to have my face someday. The sticker relates to my current project, which has a lot of NASA stuff in it.

My book all printed out:

It's pretty long right now, but I plan to cut it down. But hey, at least it's a completed book, am I right?  

This is "The Oculus":

I don't know why I'm showing you this. I guess because it's really funky and I wanted you to see it. This is the back wall of my office. My house was built in the 70's and has some quirks. After a full remodel of the upstairs my wife and I decided to keep this thing in the wall, which we affectionately refer to as "The Oculus". We think it's Feng Shui or something, so we didn't want to mess up the flow of the house. Hopefully it works for me!
My writing companion, "Courage":

Every writer should have a dog or cat to keep them company on those lonely nights on the old keyboard. Courage is an oldie but a goody. I woke him up from a nap to take this pic, so you better like it.
That's it. Thanks for taking a look at my writing space, everybody. And wish me luck with my new year's resolution!


Kimberly G. Giarratano said...

I love your writing space. I could use a proper one.

Stephen Kozeniewski said...

ZOMG your writing nook has such a peaceful simplicity to it. I wish I could keep mine not a mess for five minutes.

Brenda St John Brown said...

Aww, love Courage! Does he stick his head on your lap when he thinks you've had enough? That's what my dog does and she's usually right, even if I don't know it at the time.

Jonathan Schramm said...

Thanks, Kimberly! Now I just have to use it!

Jonathan Schramm said...

Thanks, man! Appreciate it.

Jonathan Schramm said...

Definitely, Brenda! And I definitely get the "don't you know it's time to go to bed" look often.

Carrie Beckort said...

Love your space! How do you keep your desk so clean? Or was that just for the blog pic? :-) And good luck on using it often!

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