My writing days start with the best of intentions to be productive. I wake up, drink some coffee, then get my kids off to school. I come home and smile as I walk into my office and take a seat at my desk. I crack my knuckles, excited because today is the day I’m going to be extremely prolific. Today I am going to catch up on all the words I was supposed to write yesterday.
As my computer starts up, I’m brainstorming what I want to write. Then I open my email. You know, just to check. Then I open up my social media accounts. You know, just to see what’s happening. Five hours later, I’m panicked because my word count is hovering around…seven. This is when I leave my office for my couch. Because when I have two hours to write four-thousand words, I need cushions. And pillows. And space to sprawl.
My writing space tends to evolve like this daily. There are days when email and social media happen at my couch. There are days when I do manage to write at my desk, surrounded by my favorite books. And there are times when I write in bed because it’s one o’clock in the morning and I’m on a deadline.
I’ve tried coffee houses to write. I wish I had the ability to go to a Starbucks and spend the day crushing my word count. But I do much better when I’m at home. I like to relax in my yoga pants and hoodies, give myself a few quiet moments and then let the words flow. Home is where I’m able to connect to my characters in a deeper level. It’s my sanctuary. So when you’re reading one of my stories, the chances are it was crafted in one of these two places!
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Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.