My Writing Space – Catherine Ryan Howard
In the first of a new feature on the website, I talk to Edgar nominated Crime author Catherine Ryan Howard about her writing space and it’s quite the beauty!
Writing my second novel, ‘The Liar’s Girl’, took an awful long time and was not an especially enjoyable writing experience. I had a serious case of Second Novel Syndrome. One late night after a long, long string of late nights, I got so fed up of looking at my desk I vowed that, as soon as I finished the book, I’d treat myself to a desk makeover. I wanted to love where I worked and it’s safe to say, I do now! My desk is a pink-trimmed Micke from IKEA topped with an adjustable standing desk from GoStand.ie. I keep copies of my own books on the shelves next to it – to remind myself that I’ve done this before, I can do it again – and I’ve decorated the wall with cards, prints and trinkets that make me smile and/or encourage me when I’m feeling meh and am tempted to go binge-watch Netflix instead. This is my new computer which has a ginormous screen: it’s perfect for me because I like to work with the current draft and previous draft side by side. Please note: there isn’t usually a glass of wine on this desk – I’d just finished a four-hour install/backup/transfer of the new computer when I took this, and felt like a reward! Coffee is my usual fuel.
‘Rewind’ is Catherine’s latest novel and is available to buy from Amazon and good bookshops.
For more information about Catherine and her books, go to Catherine Ryan Howard