“As a busy mom of three young sons, I take my writing opportunities whenever, and wherever they crop up. Although I try to set aside two mornings a week to do nothing but focus on my writing career, my schedule rarely cooperates. Sick kids, my husband’s busy travel schedule, and other issues often intrude and keep me from my writing. So I end up scribbling down a few lines here, a scene or two there. I sometimes write in church (is that a sin?), and late at night when an idea grabs me and the house is blissfully silent. When I do manage to keep my scheduled writing times, my favorite place to write is at home. My favorite chair has seen me through many a chapter, but I have a hard time sitting still for long. I used to write a lot standing by the kitchen counter, but I’m too tall to do that comfortably. One of my favorite recent purchases is a computer caddy for my treadmill. I love walking (slowly) while I type. It keeps me engaged and on-task, and I don’t have to deal with sore-butt syndrome from sitting for hours on end.” – Nicole Baart
When I saw Nicole’s pictures I had two thoughts: 1.) I wish I had her living room, and 2.) I’m glad I’m not the only author who cozies up in an over-stuffed chair to write! I will have an office one day. I will! And the treadmill caddy is genius, I might add. I wonder if that would work on an elliptical machine?
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About Ariel Lawhon
Ariel Lawhon is the co-founder of She Reads, novelist, blogger, storyteller, and life-long reader. She lives in Texas with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.