Thursday, July 29, 2010

Writing Space

So my biggest issue I'm dealing with right now is finding time to write. I don't have a writing area set up yet, but I do have a room all to myself for my writing. I'm so excited about it! I need to think of a name for the room besides office. Office sounds so bla. Something like Wardrobe or Writers Cove. Still working on ideas!

I also need to set up a time to write and once I start teaching (YES! I got a teaching job- yippee! I'll be teaching 2nd grade), then I'll have to figure out if early mornings or late nights will work best for my new schedule. I find having a consistent schedule and a home base to write in really helps me keep focused. Often I write in other places, but a home base is a must.

I love Laura Manivong's writing space. She's got color and fun all put together.

Things I NEED in my writing space:
1. Desk and comfy chair.
2. Lots of table space for all my crazy webs and charts and cool words that I like.
3. Twizzlers (yes, this is a must)
4. A window -wish it was a view of this:

5. Figurine of Jane Austen because she's my heroine.
6. Email so I can frantically chat with my critique buds when I'm stuck.
7. Headphones (but only when I'm fast drafting, can't do it during edits)
8. Water and coffee

How about you? Where do you write? What are musts that you must have when you write? Do you have a special name for your writing place?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hello Florida!

Hello my blogging buddies! It feels like forever since I've blogged. Between the move and Internet problems I've had trouble finding time to blog.

I'm now living in sunny Florida and I love it here! Who can't love swaying palm trees, bright sunny days and swimming pools? And it's hot. I LOVE hot.

Our family went out for a hike at the park near our new house. We saw turtles, deer, birds, GIANT spiders (eek!), and a tortoise that could outrun me. So much fun. Except we didn't see any gators.

The boys call it Old Florida because we mentioned it to them that this is what Florida used to look like before all the people and houses.

There is something magical about strolling down sandy paths with Spanish moss dangling from above and the sea breeze kicking up around you. If you haven't hiked in 'Old Florida' yet, you really need to do it. But keep an eye out for those spiders and thunderstorms. You don't want to mess with those!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MiG Writers' Contest- Don't Miss Out!

My critique buddies (The MiGs) are having a rocking awesome contest over at our new and improved blog. Come on over and post a one sentence summary of your WIP.

What do you win? A critique of the first ten pages of your novel. By all six of us! Yeah, pretty cool, huh. These guys are smart and brilliant and helpful so if you're looking for extra feedback, this is a perfect opportunity.

The contest runs until this Saturday (July 10th) so hurry and post.

And win!

(The cartoon was done by the talented Debbie Ridpath Ohi- she's the cute one in the bottom middle)