Writers are a snoopy bunch. We like to know what makes people tick, how they live, what they enjoy, what gives them pain. How else can we make our characters come to life? This week, Elizabeth Janette wants to snoop inside our own space. She’s asking for the details of where we write – with photos, of course!
If you’ve joined me from Tessa Gray, welcome! How does my space compare to hers?
I write in my living room. It's next to the kitchen and one short flight of stairs from the TV room, so I'm still in the middle of family life. I don't find that distracting - in fact, if I am home alone, I sometimes find it hard to focus, and have to put on music to combat the quiet.
This is the view I have when I'm writing. Yes, that's still a Christmas table runner. :) You can't see out the window, but we live on a normal residential street. However, being in Northern BC, I have looked out and seen moose or deer wandering along.
You may also have noticed the cat perched on the arm of the chair. That's Gilligan. She likes to lay on the back of the couch and snore loudly in my ear as I write.
This is my storage area. Pink bag - swag, like postcards, pens and candy. Cardboard box - print copies of my books. Red and brown boxes - receipts, files, RWA magazines, research articles, etc.
And, yes, that is a wine rack, strategically placed between everything. You never know when sustenance will be needed!
Now it’s time to move on to visit Victoria Barbour's writing space. Everyone at Romance Writers Weekly is very proud of her - this week she became a USA Today bestselling author! Her wonderfully funny and touching novella, “Geek God”, is part of “Passionate Kisses 2” – a box set that hit the USA Today Top 150 books this week!