Writing Space Improvement

How important is your writing space?

Studies have shown that having a dedicated writing space makes for a more productive writer. There is no hard and fast rule as to what that space consists of or looks like. It can be as simple as a laptop at your local library or maybe just a clean desktop where your computer lives. Or maybe not a clean desktop at all. Maybe you write better surrounded by research materials or newspapers or yesterday’s mail. Whatever your space looks like, one thing that is consistent across the board is that every writer needs a dedicated writing space.

Rather than bore you with ramblings about the importance of a dedicated writing space, I want to share with you a product I purchased from Amazon that has literally transformed my writing space into a healthier and more productive atmosphere.

This is an adjustable ergonomic desktop work station that raises or lowers with a hydraulic handle. So, I can either stand to work or lower it down and sit to work. It has made a huge difference. Before I bought this, I sat for up to five or six hours at a time and that is not good for the body.

Now, I find that I can get more work done with the flexibility of standing or sitting. The picture above is raised. The picture below is lowered.

And the cost was less than $125. I have to say, I am thrilled with it and don’t know why I waited so long to purchase it. I have scoliosis (the double S curve) in my back and the pain level is greatly reduced by alternating between standing and sitting.

So, now my dedicated workspace is more flexible and conducive to my needs with one simple purchase.

Since I am talking about workspace, I’ll show some of the things that are important to me besides my new adjustable desktop.

I love my Himalayan Salt Lamp and “Writer’s Block.”
This Essential Oil Diffuser does not use water so no worries about using it around electronics
Some of my book awards for inspiration
The headsets I use for the ASPIRE TO INSPIRE radio show

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour. If you’ve ever wondered about the adjustable desktop, wonder no more. It’s fabulous!

Whatever makes for more productive days is a good thing.

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Stories From the Road #20 WINNER!!

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Aaaaaannnnnddddd we have a winner!

Veronica Durnell is the winner of the $20 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Veronica, please send me your email, so I can forward your prize and THANK YOU, everyone, for visiting these stories and leaving comments!!

BIG HUGS!!

 

Not one, Not two, but THREE!

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Author Linda Broday has THREE books up for pre-order. She is one busy writer and she inspires me!

Linda Broday’s Line-up

This year has barely begun and I’m racing around like some crazy chicken, flopping its wings. I have four books available for preorder. YIKES! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is what I’ve worked so hard for and I’m going to savor every second. They’re all available for PREORDER.

Coming May 2, 2017

THE HEART OF A TEXAS COWBOY – #2 Men of Legend

Three Brothers. One Oath.

No Compromises.

The MEN of LEGEND

The Cowboy

One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

 

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband—or any man—after the heartache she’s endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs to claim.

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Coming August 1, 2017

KNIGHT ON THE TEXAS PLAINS — (#1 Texas Heroes series) Reissue of a 2002 book

He’ll do whatever it takes

To keep them safe

Duel McClain has lost everything he’s ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate—and a poker game he’ll never forget—leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies…

Just as Duel swears his life can’t get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed…

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Coming October 3, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY’S ARMS – anthology with Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Margaret Brownley, Anna Schmidt, and Amy Sandas

Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales of the Wild West! This Western Christmas anthology features bestselling authors including: Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Anna Schmidt, Margaret Brownley, and Amy Sandas. Each story features rugged cowboys, the women who’ve lassoed their hearts…and the Christmas miracles that bring them together.

My story is: The Christmas Stranger

Sidalee King rescues a drifter from the snow and takes him home. She helps Hank Destry learn the meaning of Christmas and how to open his heart again.

A lonely old woman, Hank’s irrestible dog, and a collection of quirky characters celebrate Christmas with the Legend family on the Lone Star Ranch.

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Coming November 7, 2017

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TO MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW – #3 Men of Legend

Outlaw Luke Weston is surviving by his wits. On the run with a price on his head for a murder he didn’t commit, the last thing Luke needs is more trouble. But when he stumbles upon a young woman who has clearly been kidnapped, he’ll find he’s willing to face any odds if it means keeping the delicate beauty safe.

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LODESTONE: WITCH-HUNT 1 #RRBC

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5 STAR REVIEW FOR LODESTONE: WITCH-HUNT 1

BY AUTHOR, WENDY J. SCOTT

I won this book in a book trailer blog party through the Rave Reviews Book Club and although I love paranormal books, I didn’t know what to expect. However, by the third chapter, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. What a story!!

Sabrina has been at the ‘Healing School’ since she was a very small child. Florsiah, the matron of the school, is the only mother figure she knows. Sabrina finds herself thrown into chaos at her graduation from the ‘Healing School’ when she learns she is the direct descendent of Lauren, a woman who is considered evil. Florsiah gives her a diary, written in Lauren’s own hand, and a sliver of stone, and is told she must leave the school.

Lauren’s Order has been established to stamp out any and all witchcraft. They are known as witch hunters and scour the countryside killing innocent people, destroying villages and taking slaves.

As the story unfolds, Sabrina  travels in the company of a monk and three young monk apprentices to Sha’ La’ Shang, an idyllic city high in the mountains inhabited by monks. However, in the course of the journey, she falls in love with Micah, a young monk apprentice who has a unique talent of communicating with animals.

So much happens during the journey to Sha’ La’ Shang and I don’t want to give it all away, but there are grave troubles, fired up passions and danger lurking around every corner from the soldiers of Lauren’s Order to mythical birds who struggle to survive.

Once they reach Sha’ La’ Shang, she is given the task of finding and either destroying or changing the Lodestone to save Vallaoria. Being the direct descendant of Lauren, she is the only one who can undo the evil that has evoked terror across the land for many years. With the help of Lauren’s diary, the sliver of stone that burns brighter as she gets closer to the Lodestone, and many people from The Hidden, who strive to overthrow the evil that prevails, she takes on the task. At the cost of many lost lives, she finally makes it to her destination. What happens next is breathtaking and left me wanting to pick up the next book of this series to see!

If you like paranormal, fantasy and witchcraft, you’ll truly enjoy this book!   Amazon Link.

Wendy Scott

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