Recently I was inspired by some pictures in Home & Garden Magazine, and I thought, “Hmmm, do I need to makeover my writer space?” I just love those before and after pictures. They suck me in every time.
Here’s a picture of what my writing space looks like now, approximately:
Here’s what I’m aiming for my new writer space to look like, approximately:
I can definitely picture myself sitting at that desk—when I’m not lying on one of the pink velvet divans scattered about the room.
And the Chandelier! It can double as an interrogation lamp on steroids if I have any trouble with research subjects, er I mean, those people helping me with research. Especially when I’m writing a thriller.
Although I’ve never written a thriller, I fully reserve the right to do so.
So, let’s say I’m writing a thriller, or at least an action adventure. Okay, maybe it’s a romantic comedy mystery with some action adventure called The Hot Shots. And lets say it’s going to be released this summer. Then let’s say it’s going to be made into a movie shortly after that—a movie better than One for the Money and starring someone better than what’s his name in the hero’s role. Here’s who I picture to play the hero in the movie version of The Hot Shots, approximately:
He looks like he’s just escaped from my office before it was re-decorated.
But seriously, don’t you think pictures are wildly inspirational? (Not that I’m remotely wild, but I am a writer.)
Stephanie Queen’s books include Between a Rock and a Mad Woman, a romantic political intrigue, The Throwbacks, a romantic comedy mystery and Playing the Game, a contemporary romance about sports and love in the big leagues.
Stephanie Queen lives in bucolic New Hampshire where her two sons visit when they’re not away at college learning how to run the world. Writing happy, snappy romances takes most of her time, however she does force herself to go to the gym on occasion so that she can continue to fit through the door. You can also find her watching UConn football and basketball games whenever they’re on TV, and sometimes even in person. Right now, she’s busy writing her next book, The Hot Shots, of course. You are invited to visit her website to learn more at StephanieQueen.com. Connect with Stephanie Queen on line at Twitter or Facebook.