The Real Places We Authors Write
We’ve all seen movies where the author lives in some snow-covered cottage up in Maine, drinking coffee and clicking keys in his oversized, wooly sweater. That was how I imagined life as an author when I was growing up.
Then I became one, and I realized that sometimes we don’t always get to have the cottage in Maine. But there are tons of suitable places to write that I’d never thought of until I had to write there! So, as a mother of two children, here are the most unusual places where I’ve written my novels:
at the roller skating rink, under the disco ball
at a trampoline arena
at the local swimming pool
at my kids’ soccer practice
in the hallway outside my kids’ rooms while they fall asleep
sweating on the back deck in the heat of summer because it was the quietest place I could find
in the condo on vacation
in a café at the grocery store
in the waiting room at the dentist
About the Author:
When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.
Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.
While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result is Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about friends, family, and the magic of love at Christmas.
The rest is history.
When I’m not writing, I’m a mother of two boys and a wife to a very supportive husband.
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