Friday, February 1, 2013

Thursday's Children 1/31/13

Welcome to the Thursday’s Children Blog Hop, where writers come together to share whatever inspires them throughout their writing journey. Make sure to check out the other bloggers via the Link List at the bottom of this post. We’d love for you to join us!

This is my first post with the Thursday’s Children Blog Hop, and therein lies my inspiration.

I want to work on my current WIP every day and I want to post on my blog more regularly. But I, like many others, suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and that makes it really hard for me to get motivated during the gloomy winter months in upstate New York. It doesn’t help that I have a nasty cold and haven’t had a voice for 3 days.

So, I decided that by joining Thursday’s Children, that might give me the kick in the pants to post on a weekly basis. Then I decided that I needed a new workspace. That might help me want to sit down and write every day. I miss being in that place, where you can't pull me away from the computer. During the warmer months I usually take my laptop outside and sit at the table on the patio. But, I didn’t have a special place to work inside. I’ve tried different rooms and different desks, but nothing felt “just right.” I’m starting to sound like Goldilocks. lol. Well, today I found it! And it’s totally genius, if I do say so myself.

I have this cool antique sewing machine that a friend gave me about a year ago. I just love it.

Today I found an oval glass top (with no bottom) at our local thrift store.
And voila, my new desk! Genius, right?

I carefully removed the top wood flap and placed the glass on top. I also used some of those little sticky rubber feet that you can buy in a package of 4 at Wal-mart, to help secure the glass.

I liked the idea of being able to see the antique sewing machine through the glass.

"Just right"

The foot pedal is also quite comfortable. It's even fun to peddle while I type!


  1. This is lovely! And how creative. I hope you enjoy your new space write away, lol! :)

    1. Thanks! And I see what you did there, "write away." lol.
      I kinda don't want to go to bed, I love it so much.

  2. Oh that desk is wonderful! I want one!!

    I get pretty depressed in winter too (I live in Montana). :/ Luckily this doesn't tend to affect my writing; rather, writing is the only thing that makes me feel better.

    I hope creating your lovely new space helps you keep writing! :D

    1. Thank you! I think bears have the right idea: get fat and sleep all winter. Maybe I'll try that next year. lol.
      Keep up the writing and I'll try to do the same!
      P.S. And hopefully one of us will get that life-changing email we're waiting for. ;)

  3. I so feel you with the SAD and the lack of motivation in winter - I live in Michigan - the land of snow and very little sun. But go you with your new (and gorgeous) desk. What a brilliant idea! I love the idea of being able to see the sewing machine through the glass! Great work, Golilocks! May all your words be just right, too! :D

  4. Your desk brings back memories! I had a Victorian era sewing machine when I was a teenager. It functioned, but was very temperamental. That was okay, I wasn't really all that into sewing, I just loved the shapely contours and flamboyant gold curlicues of the design. I wonder if pedaling will help your ideas and words flow? That would be cool! Glad you joined Thursday's Children this week, and I hope you find it habit-forming :)

    1. Your sewing machine sounds cool! I had -and still have- a miniature Singer sewing machine that was my mother's when she was a teenager. I have it displayed on a shelf.
      Thanks for having me!

  5. Wow, I love your workspace.

    I'm with you about blog-writing. I write on my wip daily, but my blog...well, that could use more effort. Maybe we can improve together. :)

    1. Thank you! And maybe we can. :) Good luck!

  6. That looks like a special place, indeed ;-) So glad you could join us and I hope you'll find some inspiration here!

  7. Welcome to Thursday's Children! Good to see you here. Hope you'll have fun sharing one inspiration note with us each week, and that you find some inspiration with what we share with you as well!

    Your new desk is... awesome! You're so right, the environment that you work in has a huge impact on the quality of the writer that gets done. I've had a lot of trouble in the winter months as well. Although it is much easier to stay in and write when it is freezing outside, it's also harder to stay inspired and find a groove.

    I got rid of my desk and chair (in the name of minimalism!), so finding a workspace usually involves clearing away some crumbs and choosing the right pillow ;)

    Hope you'll join us next week!