March 3 2015 Romance Weekly

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Welcome back. If you are up to your eyeballs in snow or ice, I feel your pain. Sounds like it's time to sit back and relax for a bit. Take your mind off the weather and have fun on the Romance Weekly blog hop.

This week Romance Weekly author Elizabeth Janette wants us to give her the inside scoop on our writing space. Raine Balkera has an interesting post on her writing space. So if you haven't read it yet, make sure to check it out.

I have a dedicated writing space at home. It started out as just an office. My husband and I were two professional who occasionally had to work from home or (since we were in the technology field) be on call and had to be able to check on things after work hours. So the space was already there (lying in wait for my author self). 

Fiona's Creative Space

Fiona's Creative Space

When I became uber dedicated to being a writer I (complained) suggested some changes to make the space more conducive to inspiring my creativity. I turned my desk space around so I could look out the window and suggested a (bigger) bookcase to organize all the books that were cluttering up the place (on the floor - I have a lot of books).

My hubby took the challenge and created a beautiful built in book case and he also has plans to build me a desk. For now I work off a temporary (desk) card table but it works. I spend a lot of time in this room working on edits, creating new manuscripts, and brainstorming ideas. 

But this is just one place. I've learned to write anywhere I need to. 

Another favorite writing place is in the recliner in the living room. When I want to relax, kick my feet up and get a different scenery I write here - sometimes (gasp) while watching TV. I think this is a throwback from childhood when I would do my homework while watching TV. Some habits are difficult to break. 

I love going to the library. There is something about being surrounding by books that drives my creativity and productivity to a high point while I'm working on edits or a work in progress. 

On long car trips I write in a notebook since looking at any electronic device sends my stomach upside down. I started this on a Thanksgiving trip back east. I was participating in NaNoWriMo and really was anxious about two days on the road and not being able to use that time to get in a decent word count. Out came the notebook and I wrote over 6000 words by hand in the car. (Sometimes being trapped in a small space has benefits.) I also completed the NaNoWriMo challenge that year. 

There are some of the writing spaces I have. They all come in handy depending on the situation. Maybe tomorrow I'll come up with a different space to write.

Find out where Mishka Jenkins spends her time writing fabulous stories.  See you next week.