So let me tell you about where I write.
I have a beautiful, airy house that faces the ocean and from my desk in my neat study where I write, I can look out my large windows at a wide strip of cream-colored sand stretching from east to west and then sparkling blue water and white-capped waves. When the windows are open, I can hear the crash of the surf and catch the tang of salt in the air as the breeze ruffles the pages of my manuscript…
Okay, so I’m fibbing–hey, I’m a fiction writer–the study I described above is actually where Diane Keaton gets to write her plays in Something’s Gotta Give. I love that movie for a number of reasons: One, Diane Keaton gets to wear great clothes; two, she gets to have both Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson fall in love with her; three, she gets to speak French at a chichi food store in the Hamptons, and four, the revenge play she writes becomes a smash hit on Broadway. But the thing I love most about Something’s Gotta Give? Diane’s study. Now that’s a serious ‘room of one’s own’. I would happily commit a crime for that writing space.
My own writing space isn’t so very terrible, it’s just not overlooking one of the prettiest stretches of the Atlantic.
I write at our dining room table. It’s a habit I fell into when our first dog became elderly and more dependent. I couldn’t bear to go up to the third floor spare bedroom, my designated study, when his legs could no longer carry him that far. It felt like abandonment, a betrayal of the worst kind to leave him for the hours I would spend writing.
So I began writing at our long rectangular dining room table first with Marlowe, then with Spencer, and now our newest member of the family, Hardy, each Lab lying patiently at my feet while I attempt to transcribe what’s in my head onto my laptop’s screen. I’ve actually reached the point where I can’t imagine working anywhere else. There’s something about my dog’s company that makes me feel centered and better focused. Moreover, he never fails to tell me when it’s time for me to quit and take him for his walk. So unless I could have Diane Keaton’s study moved to the ground floor of that fabulous seaside home, I think I’ll stick right where I am.
So where is your favorite place to write or read? I’d love to know!
Three siblings, an extraordinary family, a lasting heritage—in the irresistible Silver Creek Ranch trilogy, they’ll fight for the land and the people they love.
Everything has come easily to Reid Knowles, the middle son of a California ranching family. But his charmed life is suddenly complicated when his neighbor, Thomas Bodell, persuades him to help with the business management of his winery, which he is leaving to his niece, Mia.
In a life marked by loss, nothing has ever come easily to Mia Bodell. Love included. In high school her heart was crushed by Reid. The hurt lingers. When Mia learns of her uncle’s plan, she makes it clear that she’d rather be roped to a steer than to Reid Knowles.
A night of unbridled passion changes things. One taste of Mia awakens an unfamiliar yearning in Reid, and he vows to find a way to win her trust.
Mia is achingly aware that her teenage heartthrob has matured into a devastatingly handsome man. But can the budding winemaker trust her heart to a playboy with no interest in settling down? From Reid’s first intoxicating kiss to his unexpectedly tender seduction, Mia is swept into a passionate affair that could leave her heart in pieces . . . or give her everything she has ever wanted.
About Laura Moore:
National bestselling contemporary romance author Laura Moore began writing while pursuing a graduate degree in art education. Her first story filled an entire notebook before she realized that she might actually have penned a love story that others might want to read. Ride A Dark Horse was published a year later.
An accomplished rider and animal lover, Laura lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two children, and their black Lab. Their cat Zevon keeps them all in line.
You can find Laura at: www.lauramoorebooks.com
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