Come on in, and see where the magic happens. See the place where Kylie and her all her Shadow Falls friends come to life.
As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time in my office. Most writers do. A writer’s office may not always be a room with a desk in a house. Some writers find inspiration at a local coffee shop or perhaps a cozy chair in their family room, but my office is pretty traditional. I have a room in my house with a wall of book cases and a big desk with my computer. Since I spend so much time there, I have made it as comfortable and inviting as possible. Which is why my cats (that’s Bob on the right) and my dog, Lady, think my office is the perfect place to hang out.
My bookshelves hold loads of books, some I’ve read, some are in my to-be read file, but they also hold mementos and a few collections I have amassed over the years. Like my collection of Willow Tree figurines or the Fairy Godmother a friend gave me to remind me that magic is real. Then there are the crazy little things that people have given me throughout my career. Things that somehow remind me to let my mind go and imagine anything and everything. Imagine vampires exist, imagine that werewolves walk quietly among us. Imagine a shape-shifter falling in love with a witch.
Yes, my office is my personal space, and as I look around it, I find inspiration. I never know when something my eyes land on may sparks a scene. Like the crazy dragon figurine that provoked the scene in Taken at Dusk when Perry morphed into dragon in the dining hall and smoked the rafters. Of course, he did it to protect Miranda. (Ahh, just wait until you read that scene.)
So, tell me, what do you surround yourself with? What does your personal space hold? Do you write or do homework in your room, at a desk, or maybe you sit at the local coffee shop. Do you collect anything?