My Favorite Writing Spot

 
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This month’s Writer Wednesdays blog is like a round robin game of Show and Tell as the WW authors share their favorite place to write. Personally, I’m excited to get a peek inside the various writing havens to see where my friends tap into their creativity and spend playtime with their muse.

For this Florida girl who spent her childhood summers visiting her Abuela in Puerto Rico, if I’m looking for inspiration or need to refill my creative well or if I #amediting, you’ll find me here…

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or here

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or here

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often with my trusty sidekick, Addi.

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If I #amwriting new pages, a blanket on the beach is a little too cozy, but I do love writing in a spot with a beach view.

For me the open ocean evokes a fulfilling sense that anything and everything is possible. I will  be published. I will  honor my characters by telling their story the best I know how. So if I can write in a place like this…

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or this

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I’m feeling like I #amblessed.

I’ll go back and forth between listening to the sound of the waves and popping in my headphones to let Pandora Radio serenade me with Spanish ballads like Luis Miguel’s “No Se Tu” or “Amarte es Un Placer.” The ocean waves and my favorite Spanish love songs never fail to put me in a romance-writing kind of mood.

Unfortunately, I don’t live right on the beach and my day job doesn’t need me to set up an office in a sandy alcove. I know, bummer. That means my jaunts to the ocean are relegated to the weekends when I can get away.

To appease my yearning for a sunny spot with a little shade, I’ll write in my home office for a while, then treat myself by moving my laptop out to my back yard. There I’ll set up shop on our picnic table underneath an awning.

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If it’s been a long productive day and especially if I’ve met my writing goal, I treat myself even more by taking a nap on our hammock. 🙂

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How about you? Where you do go for inspiration—if you’re a writer or for life in general?  I’d love to hear about your productive spot or your getaway place that helps you refill your creative or emotional well.

And if you’d like to see where the rest of the Writer Wednesdays group gets their writing done, hop on over to check out their special places by clicking these links:

Fellow contemporary romance writers: Tamra BaumannShelly Alexander

Romantic suspense writers: Carol J PostSharon Wray

Novels with romantic elements: Jean Willett

Faith-based and sweet romance writers: Kristen Ethridge

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    Sharon Wray

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    Clearly I’m living in the wrong place. I can’t imagine being minutes from the beach and being able to read there during my free moments. It’s so beautiful, Pris. I love to read on the beach too, but unfortunately that only happens when I’m on vacation!

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      Priscilla Oliveras

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      Sharon, I live like 90 minutes, so it’s not a quick drive. Reading, writing, editing, napping… it’s all so much better with the sound of the ocean and the breeze off the water. 🙂

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    Jean Willett

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    Oh, another beach girl! Since I spent every summer in Key West as a kid, the ocean is my source of energy and inspiration. Love the dog under the umbrella 🙂 And we have a hammock that goes up soon. I confess to bringing home a jar of beach sand from my last visit. Now to record the waves 🙂

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      Priscilla Oliveras

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      Jean, we must have just missed each other in Key West. I moved there in junior high! I’ve got a small container of sand from Puerto Rico myself. 🙂 Just looking at it brings back amazing memories from my childhood!

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    Kay Hudspn

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    What lovely pictures! I grew up in Coral Gables (near Miami) and went to college in Tallahassee, and I’m still (after almost 40 years in Texas) often nostalgic for Florida.

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    Tracy Brody

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    I am a fellow beach lover. I love walking on the beach and plotting stories and scenes. Then I’ll sit under an umbrella and write while waves lap or crash against the shore. For a break, I like to boogie board.

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      Priscilla Oliveras

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      Tammy, we’re like two peas in a pod when it comes to loving the beach! 🙂

      Your day on the ocean sounds wonderful- and you even threw in some exercise (boogie boarding), too! Let’s go!

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    Tamra Baumann

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    I LOVE reading/writing near water. Your pix make me want to schedule another writer’s retreat in Charleston again. Just lovely, Priscilla! And the “reward” hammock looks fabulous !

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    Priscilla Oliveras

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    Tammy, that hammock sure is comfy! In the shade, in the sun… sigh….

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    Carol Post

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    Beautiful pics, Priscilla. I love your back yard with the hammock. I’m with you on the beach – there’s nothing more relaxing and inspirational than listening to the waves rolling in. I’ve written lots of pages kicked back on the deck of our sailboat.

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      Priscilla Oliveras

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      Oh, writing on a sailboat– the ebb and flow of the waves, a soft ocean breeze, the sun warming my face… talk about inspirational! Lucky you, Carol! 🙂

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