- Posted by Johanna on June 10, 2006 at 4:17 pm
- Category: Meta
I’ve been running a website at this domain since the end of 1999. That’s around the time I figured I could maybe make enough money writing about comics to at least pay for the domain name and hosting. In all the time I’ve been trying to do this professionally, guess how long it took me to have an office?
It’s only half done so far. The biggest snag was having to buy yet another bookcase. (New house count: 12.) It’s hard trying to find a basic, reasonably priced one that isn’t made out of cardboard. Most of the stores around here are more interested in stocking the ones designed for driftwood and a bowl of rocks, not real books, and lots of them. Thank you, Office Max!
Anyway, we had this guest room that wasn’t being used, because few people ever come to visit. (Richmond just isn’t much of a mecca for our friends, who knew?) Now it’s all mine. So far I’ve got a futon couch (in case someone does want to visit overnight), a coffee table (with the couch, my office is geared for comfortable reading), the bookcase (empty — I need to transfer and sort all the indy graphic novels and review copies), a spinner rack (hee hee hee), and an odd little combination writing desk and glass-front case that KC had as a kid.
Still to come: a real desk (already owned) and drapes. But one thing at a time!