By Dena Garson
The short answer to where do I write is “where ever I get comfortable.”All I really need is my laptop.
At home, the two places I usually write are my bedroom and the kitchen eating nook.
I do find my kitchen more conducive to serious writing – like when I’m doing writing sprints. That’s probably due to the space feeling more like my working desk versus reclined against the headboard of my bed. There are three big windows in the kitchen that let in a lot of light. That of course means my cats tend to hang out on the window ledges or the table to catch the sunshine.
The couch in the living room used to be my favorite spot. I could work while the boys did homework or played on the xBox. But since they’ve gotten older (my oldest graduated high school this year! *sobs*) they don’t need much, if any, help with their assignments. Plus they tend to be noisy gamers.
I do work a full-time job outside the home. When I have a deadline or when a story is flowing, I will use my lunch hour to write. As long as I have either my flash drive with a current WIP file or just a blank Word document, I can crank out a few hundred words. It’s kind of crazy, but some of my best brainstorming and story ideas have come to me while driving to or from work.
Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.
She is the mother of two rowdy boys and two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks). When she isn’t writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.
A long time ago Vordol Silveira learned that if he wanted to become the best bodyguard in the galaxy he needed to keep everyone except his brothers at arm’s length. That vow served him well until he runs into the now grown-up daughter of his former mentor while working a security job aboard the LS Quantum.
Pitannah Lorento is a Quantum waitress who dreams of winning this year’s intergalactic burlesque competition in order to pay for her mother’s expensive medical treatment. Seeing Vordol again brings back years of unfulfilled desires – a distraction she doesn’t need. Yet, she’s no longer an awkward teenager and he is sexier than ever.
Vordol’s client’s safety has always come first but when Pitannah is threatened, his heart demands he make her priority. If he somehow manages to keep them both safe through the competition, his vow may become obsolete.
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