Monday, December 20, 2010

Ending the year with a look back at where we work

Last year many of the Meanderings and Muses guests honored us by agreeing to a request I made of them; to share a peek at where they work their magic. 

I stole the idea from THE WRITER'S DESK by Jill Krementz





It was a bunch of fun, and quite interesting, to see what people chose to share.  Some chose their "real" office.  Some chose their alternative offices.  Some chose a view from their office window.  And some chose a spot completely away from their laptops where their imagination just soars.

And now, here they all are.  Gathered  together in one spot, shown here in the order in which they were posted.

The Meanderings and Muses' version of THE WRITERS' (and Their Readers') DESKS.  
Enjoy!


Gillian Roberts


Liz Zelvin



L.J. Sellers




Sandra Ruttan



Toni Kelner



Lou Allin



Kelli Stanley



Morgan Mandel



Jenny Milchman



Hank Phillippi Ryan



JT Ellison



Sandra Parshall



Clea Simon



Marilyn Meredith



Pat Conroy



Whoa - Pat Conroy?!


Well, O.K.
So he wasn't a guest blogger.


So??!


We were part of his Blog Tour with TLC though - you can read it here


That counts.


Right?!


Right!



Jen Forbus



Mary Welk



Karen Olson



Lesa Holstine



Bronson "Bo" Parker



Alan Orloff



Jane Cleland



Patricia Neely Dorsey



Vicki Delany



Chester Campbell



Barbara Fister



Joanna Campbell Slan



Elaine Viets



Larry Karp



Meredith Cole



Chris Grabenstein



Elizabeth Spann Craig



Ooops!  That was Elizabeth's adorable Corgi, Chloe!


Chloe stole that shot, didn't she?!



Marcia Talley



Diane Chamberlain



Sarah Byrne



Mary Jane Maffini



Radine Trees Nehring



Rhonda Dossett



Patty Andersen



Neil Plakcy





Bill Crider




Leighton Gage



Beth Groundwater



N.J. Lindquist



SJ Rozan



Vicki Lane



Barbara Fradkin



Robin Minnick



Louise Penny



Sharon Wildwind



Mark  Coggins



Kate Gallison



Twist Phelan



Nancy Means Wright


Shelley Costa



Deni Dietz




R. J. Harlick



Kaye Barley, beginning Feb. 1, 2011. 




Thank you, everyone.

You've helped Meanderings and Muses
have yet another wonderful year, 
and it is much appreciated.


Here's to spending many more years together


Hugs!
Kaye





15 comments:

jenny milchman said...

What a great stream of shots--and what a great year you made for everyone at M&M, Kaye! Wow, some of those views are simply staggering...the beach, a cliff over the beach, even Vicki's snow. Love all the cats (and yes, the corgi, too)! Happy New Year, to Kaye & all her many readers--can't wait to be back here in 2011 :)

L.J. Sellers said...

Thanks for sharing these. It was fun to see them all together for comparison.

N. J. Lindquist said...

Very cool!

And I hope you find your writing office works well! :)

Aubrey said...

Terrific collection of photos! Especially love the kitty shots. (It worries me that most of those desks are clean and neat. Mine looks nothing like that!)

Patty said...

What fun - thanks for including me!

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

I love this! Thank you, Kaye! It's interesting to analyze, you know? The elegant spare clean areas, the cluttery colorful chaotic areas...lots of light, not much light. Desktop, laptop. Hmm. It must mean something...

Happy New Year and much much love to all... (And odd to think you can look back and see right where I'm sittng..)

Sandra Parshall said...

Happy New Year, Kaye. I hope I'll be seeing you at some point in 2011.

Meredith Cole said...

I love seeing the pictures all together like that, Kaye! Just shows how each of us need something different from our work space. And now I remember how I cleaned mine up for the picture (it almost never looks like that!) and removed the mounds of paper from the surface.

JT Ellison said...

A fabulous year. Merry Christmas!

Beth Groundwater said...

Love your new "desk," Kaye!

Happy holidays to you and yours and to all your blog readers,
Beth

Neil Plakcy said...

I want Marcia Talley's view! What a great compendium. Thanks for posting all these together, Kaye.

Morgan Mandel said...

I cannot believe how neat my desk looked when I sent over that photo. It's a lot more like Hank's now!

No matter where we work, we get it done in our own way.

Thanks so much for sharing these.

Elaine Viets said...

What fun to see how so many writers work. Could mysteries be written without cats?

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

That's good though, right, Morgan? xxo

Meredith, you cleaned up? Brilliant. I, clearly, didn't.

Kaye Barley said...

Hi, everyone! thanks for stopping by!

This was a fun piece, wasn't it?

Hank, I agree - it is interesting to see the different personalities reflected in work areas. also interesting to see who cleaned everything up before taking their pictures!! LOL! You little dickenses. (is dickenses a word?)