I love my office. It’s my writing sanctuary, and everyone knows when I’m in there writing, they better be bleeding or the house needs to be on fire before they disturb me. It’s where my ideas flow. I look around at my shelves and I see all my favorite little knickknacks. They serve as reminders and inspiration. So, I thought I’d give you a little peek into what I’m surrounded by as I write.
My little dragon buddy was given to me as a white elephant gift. I usually put these gifts away to use for another white elephant gift, but I loved him so much he lives on a shelf on my study. Right after I got him, I was writing one of my Shadow Falls books. I was trying to figure out what I needed Perry, my funny, lovable shapeshifter to turn into. I saw the dragon and BAM! Perry became a dragon. Now, every time is see the this knickknack I think of that scene. What this item reveals about me? That I love fun, playful things around that remind me not take things so serious.
I saw this mermaid on a clearance rack. I couldn’t leave her there. She needed a home and she now lives on my office desk. I smile every time I see it. And I think I love it so much because it reminds me to never stop believing in magic.
When I bought my new house I went and bought all new knickknacks. I wanted things that reflected who I am, and some of my core values. I write romance and I believe in the power of love. Plus, it has an umbrella. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know, but I love anything that has an umbrella in it. Maybe I need to talk to someone about this fetish.
Let me be honest, I don’t even know what this is. My son brought it home because it was funny, and he thought it would make a good gag gift, but I can’t part with it. It lives on my office desk, and I can’t look at it without almost chuckling. It’s another reminder that life should never be taken too serious. We can find things to laugh at. Laughter is good for the soul.
A friend of mine had one of these in her kitchen and I fell in love with it. I told her how much I loved it, so she went out and bought me one for me when I moved into my new house. Why do I love it? Well, it’s multipurpose. It holds my knives and it speaks to my love of a good mystery murder plot. And it scares the shit out of my husband. Once, when hubby was already asleep, I picked it up and placed it on his bedside table. Just a subtle reminder he needs to work at making me happy. LOL.
A close and dear friend, Faye Moore, gave me this for Christmas because she knows I’m a little bit of wine fanatic (understatement!). I love it because it speaks to me because I’m a wine lover, but also someone who loves a good laugh.
I have this because I’m a mother. Most parents have things given to them by their kids that . . . well, may not be the most beautiful piece of art, but I love this because my daughter made it and it makes me laugh. She sees it now and cringes and tells me, “You don’t have to keep that.” I just grin and say, “Oh yes, I do.” I’m considering putting in my will that she gets it when I pass.
This has a very special meaning to me. When I first started writing, I told someone my dream and knowing I was dyslexic, they laughed and said, “Sure you’ll sell a book. When pigs fly.” Well, my thirty-fifth book, Midnight Hour, will be out October 25. I’ve hit the New York Times Best-Seller List, and my books are sold in at least 12 different countries. This is a symbol that shows anything is possible and I can’t let any naysayers chip away at my dreams. I actually have three different ceramic figures of this. A close friend, Tracy Goodwin, also a writer, even gave me a coat pin with one on it. This defines one of my longtime beliefs: with hard work, just about anything is possible.
Do you have a special knickkanck that means something to you? I’ll give away a t-shirt and a $10 Amazon gift card to someone who tells me about their special knickknack (posting a pic is even better!).
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