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The Evolution of Writing

I'm on my third round of edits/revisions for my newest book, Destined for Trouble, before I pass it on for final edits this week.* And because I work from home, I have the luxury of never having to stay in the same spot. Just as my characters change and evolve, so does my writing locale.


I start my day at my cozy writing spot. I love my home office and spend most of my time sitting in my ($20 second hand) banker's chair. Okay, that's a lie. I begin my day in bed for a full hour after I wake up (or until Gertie starts throwing tantrums) while I catch up on emails and FB on my iPad.

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I can get a lot done of writing/editing done at my desk if all three minions are napping. Unfortunatley for me, Gertie (right) demands a lot of attention. At this point I normally switch gears and move on to another location for a few hours.

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So when the kids get on my nerves and I tire of playing fetch, I turn to Plan B: the coffee shop. The folks over at Grounds Central Station are awesome. They always ask about my writing, support local authors, and let me camp out there several days a week.

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Sometimes I like a change of scenery, so some days I can be found at Starbucks on Sudley, otherwise known as Plan C. The baristas there all know my favorite poison: Venti Mocha. Unfortunatley, some of the customers can get annoying and moms like to bring their kids there for playdates. Time to move on...

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Once I've exhausted all my writing haunts, it's on to Plan D: my couch (where I am now). I always have Buffy on (thank you, Netflix) and pray the pups get tired of licking me long enough for me to edit that last paragraph.

* You know I'm in editing mode when I start to procrastinate and write a post about absolutely nothing.

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