Friday, March 13, 2009

Work Life and Cupcakes

Hey everyone,
Erin Downing here. I just got back from an amazing trip to New York, which ended with a trip to the glorious Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes. Because I am hungry, I will torture you all - my cupcake(s) looked like this:

I was in New York for my "other" job at Nickelodeon, but I found time to squeeze in a delicious dinner with my editor and a surprisingly warm stroll around Tribeca and Soho on Wednesday night. It's nights like this that make me miss New York very much. I miss the smells and the energy and the walkability and the weirdos.

But! I have finally finished my attic office space in my Minneapolis house, and, as promised, I am putting up two pictures of the place where I will write all of my novels from here on out (except when I need an excuse for sugar, and I go to a coffee shop or bakery to eat-while-writing...that happens a lot). My attic is sunny and bright and has a lovely view over my neighbor's slumping roof. I like to call it a "Paris-esque Rooftop View". That's stretching things a bit. The guy in the sweatshirt on the left is my husband, Greg - he has crashed "my" office and likes to call it "ours". I guess he can stay.

My editor is reviewing the first chapters for a new book I'm working on now - this would be my first project born out of the new attic. Fingers crossed!



Jennifer Echols said...

Erin, congratulations on the beautiful office! Love the invigorating green. And curse you for the cupcake picture. Now I am hungry... It is Cadbury Creme Egg season, you know.

Debbie Rigaud said...

Oooh! As an HGTV addict, I live for the "big reveal." Great space. Candace Olsen would approve. :-)

Erin Downing said...

I really should post the before pictures - you never would have guessed this open, airy space was hidden in there. There were three little built-in wooden beds and exposed shingles from the roof overhead. Super creepy.

Anonymous said...

It's amazingly cute, very charming and open. I've always wanted a room like there where I can read, but with my luck I'll be a very busy mommy with toys thrown about in the lovely room I've created in my head!