Living the Dream
I don’t have a conventional writing space. It’s in a corner in my sitting room or on the sofa. In the New Year we’re transforming the spare room into an office space and I’m so excited. It’ll be somewhere I can go and separate my work from my home life.
Right now my writing schedule is all over the place. I have a four-year-old who’s at school until 1:30 each day. My writing times vary as I may get some time in the morning while she’s at school but if I don’t, I’ll end up writing once she’s in bed. My poor hubby is often neglected when this happens.
If I manage to get some time in the morning, I’m at my desk working and I love it. There’s no distractions. I’m facing a blank wall. (That needs to be painted. It’s odd what you think of when trying to focus) I’ll work for three hours before I have to go and pick my daughter up from school.
If I’m writing in the evenings I’ll wind up on my sofa with a blanket around me and working on my laptop. It’s a comfort thing. I always need my blanket when I’m writing on the sofa. Being at the sofa means that I’m able to spend some time with my husband even if I am on my laptop. He doesn’t mind as he knows that it’s my job and I wouldn’t have had time earlier in the day to get some words written. He’s the best and I love him so much for the support that he’s given me on this wild journey.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, I used to make up stories when I was younger and make my family listen to them. Especially my little sister—bless her. I never thought that I’d actually get to do it for real and as of January 2022 it’ll be full time and I’ll be living the dream.
Brooke Summers was born and raised in South London. She lives with her daughter and fiancee.
Brooke has been an avid read for many years. She's a huge fan of Colleen Hoover and Kristen Ashley. Brooke has been dreaming of writing for such a long time. When she was little, she would make up stories just for fun. Seems as though she was destined to become an author.
She released her debut novel Forbidden Lust in January 2020