Thursday, October 11, 2012

Welcome To My Writer's World by Sharon Srock

Oh let’s see…what does my work space say about me? Slob comes to mind, but I am reminded of the little saying that says a messy desk is a sign of genius. I don’t think I’ll go that far either.

To the right of the desk is my personal vanity area. Both of my book covers displayed with love and pride. I am unashamed when I tell you that I hope I need a whole room to hang them someday. That will mean that God used me in an awesome way.

The little green hanging that you see to the left is something my oldest daughter sent to me. It says “My imaginary friends think you have serious problems.” If you are a writer and you’ve ever felt that way, raise your hand. I think it just goes with the territory.

On to the desk itself. This is not only where I write, it’s where I manage the household bills, those are what you see stacked on the top shelf. It is also where I conduct my AVON business. There is always an AVON book or three stacked there. A handy note pad to record random thoughts and AVON orders as they come in. Reading glasses that I try to deny the need for. An empty candy dish. I’ll let you decide if it’s being empty means I’m trying to stick with my diet or I’ve broken it big time.

Pictures. Plenty of those. A very outdated one of the grandkids when the tribe was much smaller than the current 22, and a picture of my husband and I when we were dating.

There are two calendars handy. One to keep track of AVON order and delivery dates, the other to keep my writing life in order. I have people scheduled for blog posts and I’m getting ready for my first blog tour. Need to keep the days straight. Next year I plan to graduate to a day planner or I might have my new iPhone figured out by then and just move the calendar over there.

To the left is the print and scan area. That little machine has been pretty busy over the last couple of years. If it could talk it would tell you stories of late night print sessions and revision woes.

Take a close look at the shelves to the left. It will give you a small insight into me. I’m a fairy tale girl. I collect unicorns, dragons, and fairies. This is just a small sample of what is displayed around my living room.

It’s not the most inspiring place, but it’s functional and it’s mine. If I want inspiration I just look a little further to the left and watch the fish swim.

Does your writing spot inspire you?

Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.

Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.

Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing. And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.

For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.

Sharon Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s writing credits include numerous poems and short stories published in science fiction fanzines. 

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  1. I wouldn't call you a slob or messy, Sharon. Your writing nook appears neat, organized and filled with all of your favorite things and people to inspire you!

    Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your writing world. :-)

  2. I agree with Dora. Your writing space looks very organized compared to mine. And I used to collect rocking horses so I feel our collections are first cousins. :) And I love the aquarium. That's a good place to let your mind settle so your imagination can take over.

    Thanks for letting us peek in!

    1. Angie, thanks. We won't tell anyone that I straightened a bit before I snapped the picture. And you're right. I love the fish and they are a great relaxer.

  3. Fun! I love seeing writing spaces. Now I wish I had a fish tank in my office :)

  4. That's a nice writing space. Everyone who's been to my house has seen my writing space, because I write at the kitchen table. Not a single bookshelf in sight. I'm jealous of your great space.

  5. Loved visiting, Sharon! Great space. I feel a kindred spirit!

  6. Love it, Sharon. Looks plenty clean to this messy mom!

  7. Lovely! :-) You're not a slob in the least. Love the fish tank!!!!

  8. Oh, Sharon, you are SOOOOO not a slob! As we write, the dog is stretched out on Sophie's feet. Harriet (our black cat) is lounging on Sadie's lap and trying desperately to help her type. There's a wad of bubble wrap on the floor on the dog's bed, which is why he's lying on Sophie's feet... and that's just the top layer LOL. But it gets us where we need to be in the writing world. We have a serious case of writing space envy going for you!


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