So here we are in week 47 of the #MFRWauthor blog hop. This has been a super busy week for me. Not only was it Thanksgiving week (for those of us in the states) it was also release week for me.
As of yesterday, I put out my second novel after way too long of a delay! In theory releasing on Thanksgiving was a good idea, but it turned out to be a lot to deal with as I tired to do promo stuff on top of cooking.
I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to fellow #MFRWauthors Alina Field and Helen Henderson for being part of my release day blitz. Also thanks to Raine Balkera who was one of my tour stops last week.
Not Broken is now available for purchase so I'm very excited about that.
This week's topic is about my writing space but this topic I actually talked about back during week 34. I don't want to cover the same topic again so I'm going to take a different approach.
You know my writing 'office' is actually the dining room of my house which means it sits in essentially of the middle of my home open to any and everyone. What I am going to talk about today instead is what I would love my ideal writing space to be.
Noise is a big deal for me. I have nice, noise cancelling headphones to help cut down on the ruckus my kids will keep up when they're home. I spend a lot of time watching House Hunters on HGTV. One of the shows I really enjoy is Tiny House Hunters.
I've told the husband that I would love to have a tiny house put in our backyard for me to use as my writing cave. I love my kids, but they, just like their father, can be major distractions. There have been plenty of times when I've been in the middle of a scene and get interrupted by one of the males in the house needing something, no matter how mundane.
|Photo source: http://www.countryliving.com/home-design/g1887/tiny-house/|
I don't need anything major, just a small room separate from the rest of our house. I would love for it to be an out of sight out of mind thing for my children so they could learn to better respect mommy's writing time. Hell, I'd be happy with a shed worked over from Home Depot.
But, alas, I don't have a separate space. I have a dining room turned office that has no doors and zero privacy. Where I am lucky is the fact my kids are all school age. That means, if I manage my time right, I have from about 7:30-2:30 with no kids so I could get plenty of writing done. But again then it's a matter of time management.
Until my husband gets around to building (or paying someone to build) me a tiny writing hut in our backyard, I'll continue to use my over cluttered desk area to slowly crank out words that will hopefully make sense enough to become my next book.
I hope all my writerly friends that are states side had a good Thanksgiving!
This is a blog hop, be sure to stop by and see what the other others have to say about their writing spaces.
Until next time