word cave, I imagine a dark, cozy place. My writing cave is not like that. I
love to have plenty of space and light… which is why I set up my desk in our
ridiculously large bedroom (if you knew how small our lounge was, you’d
understand why I used the word ridiculous).
hours up in my room, which is the only quiet space in the house sometimes. I
need quiet. I can’t write with music distracting me. I like to step into the
world of my characters and silence helps me do that. I often say the dialogue
aloud when I’m writing or editing, so somewhere private is essential as well 🙂
my parents found this old post office desk, which they hauled home, sanded down
and revarnished. It was originally my brother’s, but when he moved overseas, I
inherited it and I love it. I want to
My desk faces a
wall covered with pictures of family and friends. On my right, I have a wall
covered in poetry that inspires me, plus my writing goals are usually up there
– although they’re not right now. Must print my 2012 ones out – it’s only
March, right? I also read the brilliant idea of pasting up images of the
characters in my WIP the other day. I really love this idea. So, once I get
myself organized, there will also be pictures of actors and models who capture
the essence of the characters I’m working on.
kindy kid and a baby, gives me very limited writing time. When bub goes down
for his nap, I literally run upstairs and start working. I then get a second
opportunity for his afternoon nap and I probably work two or three evenings a
week. I also get two hours on a Sunday morning. That’s one of my favourite
times of the week 🙂
writing I find it really helpful to have a big chunk of time. My husband, very
generously, gives me the odd weekend where I can hide away and write my little
fingers raw. It is amazing how much you can get through when you have
uninterrupted time. I’m not trying to boast in any way here, but I seriously
think if I could have 7 – 10 days of uninterrupted writing, I could pump out a
novel in that time.
glad for my life, my children and all the other distractions, because I think
if they didn’t exist I would have square eyes, be skeletally skinny (I forget
to eat when I’m writing) and have no semblance of a life. Balance is a beautiful
Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy #1)
by Melissa Pearl
became a full time mother. During that time I also found my passion for
writing. Over the last ten years I have been studying the craft and putting
myself out there.
getting great reviews, along with Black Blood (Bk #2), which came out in
December 2011. Pure Blood (Bk #3) is due for release in February 2012.
keep putting my stuff out there.
are moving to China in August, as my husband has scored a great job working at
an international school in Suzhou. It’s going to be a busy and exciting year 🙂
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