My workspace

Here is where I build my novel, one word at a time



  1. Natalie on June 19, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Very nice! That orange cup is turning into an icon I think. I love it. Orange it my favorite color.

    Maybe I’m weird, but your voice sounded just as I pictured. Can’t describe it, but it was the Renee I envisioned.

  2. Kiersten on June 19, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I agree, Natalie! It’s perfect.

  3. Renee Collins on June 19, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Yeah, no cool, classy British accent, I’m afraid. I blame my parents for bringing me up in America. 😛

    Natalie, those cups are the cheapest plastic ones you can find at Walmart. But, oh how I love them.

    I don’t like drinking out of mugs or glass cups. I have to have cheap plastic. Like the cups they give kids at restaurants, LOVE ‘EM!

  4. fairyhedgehog on June 19, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I love that! It’s great seeing your workspace, which is much tidier than mine is. And I love hearing your voice.

    None of the American voices are as I hear them in my head because I think in a British accent.

  5. Kiersten on June 19, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Please feel free to think of me with a British accent!

  6. Renee Collins on June 19, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Well, fairyhedgehog, to be honest I did clean up a bit before filming.

    If it were really, really accurate, there would be a castle of empty Dr Pepper cans by the monitor, scattered Carefree gum wrappers, and various loose papers all over the top of the desk.

    To my endless chagrin, I am not a very tidy person.

  7. Renee Collins on June 19, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    BTW gals, what do you think of the new profile pic? Too dark?

    It’s a picture of my at my computer. Does that come across?

    I figured, what better indication of me than to show me at the computer?

  8. Natalie on June 19, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    It’s a little dark, but I like it. I can tell you’re at the comp.

    I’m a plastic cup fan as well, don’t know why, I tend to spill/drool with glass. I’m messed up. Maybe it’s a suction thing, lol.

  9. Renee Collins on June 20, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Oh, fickle me.

    I took the picture off. It really was too dark.

  10. Kiersten on June 20, 2008 at 5:05 am

    I thought so, too. When the laptop isn’t plugged in, you can’t even see the picture.

    And that made laptop sad, as it has a huge crush on you.

  11. Whirlochre on June 20, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Your workspace looks very functional — especially the Dr Pepper. And you sound like fun.

    My workspace is like a cross between the far corner of a junk shop and the far corner of another junk shop. If it ever makes it onto video, I will die of shame.

  12. fairyhedgehog on June 20, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Tidy is seriously over-rated. You need to read a book called A Perfect Mess by Abrahamson and Freedman, subtitled The Hidden Benefits of Disorder. It explains “How crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place”.

    It made me feel better!

  13. Renee Collins on June 20, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    WO, my workspace is functional, alas, because it is not my own personal space. I have to share it.

    I’m sure, when I have my own office (and I plan to, very soon,) that it will be a complete and utter war zone. But, hey, it’s good to know that I am not the only one. 🙂

  14. Renee Collins on June 20, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    I should check out that book, fairyhedgehog. “Crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning,” that sound like my life in a nutshell. 🙂