Cashmere and Camo, My #WritingPlace
Wow, thinking back over the years and all of my writing spaces has been fun! I started out writing stories in spiral bound notebooks in the backseat when my family would go on road trips to grandma’s house or on vacations. My dad still insists I only saw one geyser in Yellowstone National Park because my head was bent over my notebook rather than looking around. (Of course, I maintain that once you’ve seen Old Faithful you’ve kind of seen THE geyser and why look at more, you know?)
Anyway, I’ve written in just about every space possible-- in bed, coffee shops, airports, airplanes! I even wrote several chapter of a book on a cruise ship once! I’ve been on beaches, in the mountains, in New Orleans, New York, San Francisco…and so many other places! I’ve written with pen and paper, on my laptop, by dictation, on my desktop computer, via sending myself a series of texts. I’ve even written scenes on napkins. Seriously.
But, officially, I have two writing desks. One in my bedroom where I use my laptop. This one is easier for me to use when I’m trying to stay off social media and not get distracted by my family on the weekends or snow days from school! The main writing space is my big desk with my huge desk top computer (I LOVE that monitor) and is in the back family room. The problem here is that there are no doors! There are two steps down from the kitchen into this family room so it’s fine during the day when everyone is at work and school, but about five o’clock (or on weekends and the aforementioned snow days :) ) it gets a lot harder to be productive. What can I say, my family is fun and interesting! (okay, maybe they’re just loud and, for some reason, completely incapable of making their own sandwiches if I’m in line-of-sight).
Lately, however, my office has shifted to…my Explorer! :) When my daughter was in junior high and her first couple years of high school, before she had her driver’s license, she was very involved with the community theater that was in the town about twenty miles from us. So I’d drive her to rehearsals, and then sit out in my minivan for the two to three hours and write. I wrote the entire Counting On Love series in that minivan! And honestly, I kindof miss those days! For one, I have lots of great memories of the one and one time in the car with her. For another, that was before I had a hot spot on my cell phone so I couldn’t connect to the internet and well… I got a lot better word counts those days! Lol! Well, now I get to relive those days a little! My son was selected for an elite travel basketball team this summer and practices are in the city about an hour and a half away. He’s old enough to drive himself but it’s kind of far and he’s not getting done until later at night so we just felt better having one of us go along. And then there are the weekend, out of town tournaments. So, needless to say, we’ve been spending a lot of time in the car. Fortunately, I have a great lap-top, a lap desk, and that wifi hot spot on my phone now so I’m set! :)
And now, if one of my upcoming heroes is a basketball player or coach you’ll know why!
Cashmere and Camo - Billionaires in Blue Jeans, #3
A friends to lovers romance…and then some.
Run a pie shop with her sisters for a year. Date for the first time at age twenty-nine. Don’t be terrified.
Well, she’s got the first thing under control at least. Mostly.
But this is exactly what a best friend is for. Advice, pep talks, matchmaking, sex education…
So what if her best friend is a guy? A very hot, tattooed, ex-Marine, mechanic guy? He’s definitely well-versed in everything she needs to know. And she trusts him. Who better to teach her the man-woman stuff she’s been missing out on?
But there could be one tiny problem. The only person causing her any butterflies…and dirty dreams…is her matchmaker himself.
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Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, flawed heroines, and happily ever afters. She does not like to write dark moments, synopses or bios. You can find Erin on the web at www.ErinNicholas.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ErinNicholasBooks.