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Hello and welcome to our hop. It’s almost Thanksgiving – are you ready? Hope you have a wonderful one! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us. We do appreciate you!

Here is this week’s challenge:

Where do you write? Do you need to be in the same place all the time or do you move around? Share photos if you like.

I have this romantic image of sitting outside under a tree or at the beach and writing the great American novel. The reality, however, is that is simply not practical. Here in Florida, the palm trees don’t really offer much shade and the sun can be fierce. And although I love the beach, the sand would be murder on my laptop.

So, I stick with my upstairs office. In fact, I have lived in three different houses since I started to write novels, and I’ve had an upstairs office in all three. I have a U-shaped desk that is filled with Post-it notes and a window off to the side that offers lovely early morning light. I do most of my work in the morning – always have.

The great part of this familiar place is that I can write undisturbed (well, most of the time – I do have a husband, after all, who has trouble finding things around the house) and I have my constant companion. I simply couldn’t work without her. She is my creative support puppy and I am sure she believes she is also my true inspiration. Possible.

She is usually at my feet unless she is reading.

I have funny and inspirational sayings around, like: “It takes courage not to be discouraged” and “What does a thesaurus eat for breakfast – a synonym roll”. And, of course , a calendar with pictures of shirtless Australian firefighters for motivation.

Nora Roberts said (and I paraphrase) – ‘Sit your butt in the chair and write’. And here, in this space, that is exactly what I do.

Now, let’s pop over to the fantastic Jenna Da Sie and hear about her writing place(s).

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