A Creative Space Always Has a Disco Ball! #WritingPlace
Do you have that one space where you feel comfortable and creative? Chances are, it’s a space you’ve cultivated to be your space. Maybe you’ve filled it with potted plants, or your collection of POP figures. Maybe you have a few bookshelves, a great reading chair, and a window with a view. A writer’s space is as unique as a writer’s voice, and no two will ever be the same.
Having a space where you can escape is really important. Whether you use that space as a place to write, or as a place to wind down and read, it’s important to be able to get away and think, ponder, and imagine. Let the seeds of your stories grow and blossom into larger plots and twists—it’s an important part of the process.
I like having an office with a door. When I took over the “bonus room”, a 20x20 space upstairs in our house, there was no door. I had to get that fixed immediately. A closed door is a great signal to people that you’re working and need to be left alone. Of course, it’s likely that if you have children, the reverse is true. They see a closed door as an invitation, no, as a challenge. The door must be opened! That’s why a LOCKING door is important.
My office also doubles as a craft room. Many of my art supplies live here, and my sewing and embroidery supplies take up the better part of two walls. I love having this space, as messy as it is right now, because I’m surrounded by things that make me feel happy and creative. My walls are blue and purple (my favorite colors) and I’ve added rhinestones (stars) and painted the New York City skyline in silhouette on one wall. I have song lyrics and posters and a collection of lucky cats (both statues and real cats, haha).
My desk in in one corner, by a set of windows and I have a lot of candles and teacups around me. All these things soothe me. You may be different and prefer an uncluttered space—one where you can think clearly without any distractions. We’re all different and that type of space appeals to many. The most important thing is to make the space your own.
When I took over this room for an office, moving out of one of the bedrooms I’d used for a few years, the first thing I did was buy a disco ball and get my hubby to hang it. Why a disco ball? Well, I love shiny things (yes, I have colored lights that project onto the ball), but it’s more than that. When I’m stressed or stuck on something in a book, I can flip that light on and turn the main lights out. Then I can dance (my version of dancing) and sing along to music. The disco ball keeps me from taking things too seriously. It reminds me that life is short, and having fun is important.
Claiming His Lioness - Shifter Wars, #4
USA TODAY Bestselling Author
Former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?
Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.
It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.
If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.
Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.
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This book is approximately 80,000 words
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USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne loves history, science, music and art. She’s a mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere. In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, bad guitar player, and editor.