My New Home Office, Annotated

The bulk of my new workspace upstairs is now complete. I put the desk together last night and moved the computer and other things upstairs this evening. I took the opportunity to organize and hide as many of the wires and cables as I could, which is nice, but even nicer when the surface your new desk is glass. Here is how the workspace looks as of this evening.

New Workspace
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The window faces east northeast. On the all opposite the window is the door to the upstairs hallway. I finally have a workspace with a door! I rarely close the door, and I’ve gotten used to working in the midst of chaos, but it’s nice to know that I can close the door if I need to.

I’m pretty happy with this setup, so far. I just completed my first writing session up here and it seemed perfectly fine. It is also easier to work with two computers in this configuration–it was always awkward on my old desk. But I’ll test that out in earnest the next time I work from home. In the meantime, I’ve done my first fiction writing in this room.

And now, I’ve written my first blog post here, too.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

3 thoughts on “My New Home Office, Annotated

  1. So is there a new header image for the site coming to coincide with the change of workspace? Not sure how well the lady bugs and pink tones would work?

  2. Ha! No, I like the current header, and it is still an accurate representation of what is now becoming the library/living room. I just keep waiting for my daughter to say she wants her own room back. 🙂

  3. Jamie, you owe it to yourself to upgrade your iPad 2 to an iPad Air. Just do it. Seriously.

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