Monday, 23 November 2009

Now this is just greedy...

I've always been a one corkboard girl for no reason other than I was testing the stability of my wall by placing as many things as possible on one corkboard and then, a few weeks ago, Danielle Ferries posted a picture of her Engine Room and I was transfixed (I kid you not) by her three corkboards. Wait a minute, I could have more than one? No one sent me the memo. Or if they did it was buried beneath all the crap on my old board.

Now that I'm all organised, I'll be far more productive. Ahem! Possibly. There's a board dedicated to my WIP novel (which would be a WIP if I was actually working on it), and another dedicated to short stories, with details of the next four stories that I expect to write, and my old board is littered with anthology guidelines that I'll never get around to.

I guess I should write now. Or perhaps, organise the rest of my room. Or twitter. Or... Find food.


17 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Now that is a beautiful thing, things!

Jenn said...

Are the pictures character inspiration? You are impressively organized.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Rebecca.

Jenn, they are. Though, although my boards are now organized, my mind remains in chaos.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Nice...that's a writer's space.

Cate Gardner said...

Or a procrastinator's dream.

Josh Reynolds said...

I think I'll stick with my piles and piles o' notebooks. Because I would spend waaay too much time organizing a corkboard. Three corkboards would be the equivalent of falling into a time loop.
I admire your restraint.

Cate Gardner said...

Who mentioned restraint? I shall be organising the boards for at least the next six months.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Sweet Lord Ozma ... they're beautiful!

Aaron Polson said...

One room in my childhood home was covered in corkboard. I'd have too may flashbacks, but great Zeus, the organization I'd gain.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Aaron stole my idea...you're just one step away from an entire corkboard wall. Think of it as a giant sound dampener when you're screaming in frustration.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I had a cork wall in my last writing room. It was glorious, full of rejection letters (back when you actually sent out stories via post and got back physical replies). I miss those days. I wonder if I have space on my office wall for a bit of cork?

Danielle Ferries said...

Woo Hoo! Multiple corkboards rock!

John Pender said...

I've often thought of doing this, but I'm torn between it and my notebook.

Cate Gardner said...

Natalie, I keep blowing kisses at them.

Aaron, please give me directions. I may need to lock myself in that room next year.

Alan, the world will always hear my screams, I'm on twitter.

Jamie, you do.

Danielle, and it's all because of you.

John, I believe you can have both.

katey said...

I love it! I might have to do it, as my own tiny corkboard has been covered with pictures of Romantic era composers for the last year, so I can't use it for anything else.

Corkboards are so awesome. Organized chaos!

Cate Gardner said...

Katey, I can't believe I existed with one paltry corkboard for so long. My life is now fulfilled.

Danette Haworth said...

Cate, your work area is so organized! Re: Wait a minute, I could have more than one? I realized the same thing when I discovered in my friend's freezer TWO flavors of ice cream (one her fave; the other, her husband's fave).