My Author Space
Thanks so much for having me today on the blog! It’s always fun to get a peek inside of others lives and I thought I’d share my writing space with you today.
While I will write anywhere I have a block of time – a coffee shop, an airplane, lunchtime at work – I prefer whenever possible to write in my home office. A converted bedroom, my office is a haven that is full of pieces of my career. My 20th book – THE PROFESSIONAL – comes out this month and I wrote it in this room along with almost every one that came before.
A few highlights:
1 - My Desk.
I love this desk. From the very first moment I saw it in the furniture store, it was everything I was looking for. I love the curved legs and the wide open space on top and, most of all, I love the simplicity. There are no side drawers (which I’d inevitably hit my legs on) and plenty of room to feel comfortable.
2 – My bookshelves
For anyone who’s spent more than three minutes with me, I’ll no doubt end up uttering the following comment – “I’m a reader first.” Part of what I love about writing is reading and there’s not much I love more than a full bookshelf, mixed with old favorites and my TBR pile.
3 – My computer
Okay – I own it. It’s not natural to love this little computer as much as I do. This is a workhorse laptop and I’ve dragged this little guy with me everywhere I go, pretty much every day for almost four years. I’m totally attached and feel that my physical equipment is as much a part of the writing as the mental process.
4 – A framed photo of the Alaskan Nights Trilogy
One of my best friends made this piece for me and I absolutely love it. From the first moment I opened this gift I wanted to cry at how thoughtful it was to take something I love and giving it back to me.
5 – The Roses
I’m a member of the Dallas Area Romance Authors and we have a wonderful ceremony at the start of each meeting. Any author who has sold a book gets a rose. While I love our meetings, this is my most favorite part (as it is for most DARA members!) and I remember how desperately I wanted to get my own rose as I worked toward selling my first book.
I keep this vase as a constant reminder of the work and my goals and what we can accomplish when we work toward those goals.
Last – but by no means least!! – is my little furry partner in crime, Max. He’s the best part of writing and I love looking down to see him hanging out next to me.
So there you have it! A bit of a peek behind the scenes where the writing gets done.
Thanks so much for joining me today!