A little while ago I decided to play along with Nancy Hatch’s ‘Writer’s Desk’ challenge.
An inspired meme, it asked writers to submit just 100 words about the place they wrote. It has resulted in a wonderful variety of submissions: you can see all sorts of writer’s desks and read about their writing habits. It’s frankly absorbing…
My reward has been reading about and looking at others’ desks.
However, I have been insanely fortunate to be shortlisted as one of seven finalists. They are all rather fabulous, and they all deserve a read and a vote.
Which is why I am asking a favour, today.
Could you click the link here and take a look at all seven entries, casting your vote for the one you like the most?
Thank you very much indeed.
The next time you and I are in the same pub, I’ll buy you a pint.
50 thoughts on “On Being a Writer’s Desk Finalist”
I already voted . . . but I plan to take you up on that pint. You know, someday when we are in the same pub! 😀
Thanks for playing along, Kate! As you say, it’s been great fun seeing how and where writers write.
Wonderful competition, Nancy. That pint is a standing arrangement. I shall look forward to it.
Good luck. I voted for you the other day, but they didn’t let me vote twice, sad to say. Perhaps buy me a cherry diet Pepsi if I’m ever in the UK 🙂
Cherry diet Pepsi, Gale. Got it 😀
Oh dear! I’d better buy YOU a pint. I voted for Col before reading your post. I’d have abstained if I’d known you were both in it. Sorry. 😦
I TOLD everyone to vote for the best entry, just as Kate did, and you go and disobey instructions! Naughty! I do believe that with a competition what should happen is that people vote on what has been produced rather than for the person?
I can’t help it – I like to support my friends.
Which is normal and laudable, even though it does distort results a bit! 🙂
Tilly and Col: my instructions were to read all seven entries, and vote on one. I think you have both complied. I owe you both the proverbial pint 😀
Exciting being on the final lists.
All the entries are so good, aren’t they? (I suppose I should add, with the exception of mine, but what the heck – it is there, so that would be insulting Nancy.)
Fascinating to watch how the placings fluctuate as new batches of votes come in!
Yup, all the entries are great, Col. Lovely competition idea!
Very clever of Nancy, indeed.
Love this — the meme and the entries. I have and look forward to a pint!
Sorry, meant to say, “I have voted”…
The pint is yours 🙂 Thank you!
Ha! If you read carefuly you will see I have not asked people to vote for me. I have urged readers to read all seven entries and vote for their favourite. But yes: unashamed bribery to that end!
Congrats! Left my vote for you and was happy to do so!
Thanks Carrie 🙂
You owe me 🙂 So let me know when you plan your visit to California.
I shall, Steven 🙂
Give my pint to my son when he’s in London next month.
OK, PT: got it. Is he coming on busines or pleasure?
Off to vote 🙂
Such fun, isn’t it? 🙂
A lovely idea of Nancy’s, Debra.
I haven’t felt this much anxiety over a vote since Obama was up for re-election. Looking forward to pounding that pint one day.
Me too, Lame.
I love your work space! I have dutifully been and voted! Good luck!
Well done, Kate.
Cheers, Roger 🙂
Best wishes … 🙂
Done & our shortlisting is not ‘insanely fortunate at all Kate, well deserved in my opinion. Good luck 🙂
You go girl! Cast my vote already, hope to share that pint one day.
Thanks, Penny. I shall look forward to it.
Read them all; enjoyed them all; would have been pleased to cast more than one vote!! 🙂 Ah, well. Good luck!
🙂 They shed new light on the writers, don’t they, Karen?
Cheers Pseu 🙂
I’d love to share a pint with you someday, Kate. You have my vote.
Thanks, Judy. I shall look forward to our pint.
Voted. Will hold you to that pint. Whether it is over there or over here!! 😉
Congratulations Kate – voted!