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My Workspace for Writing Hot Werewolves!
That wasn’t in my contract, but I think it’s a royally nifty idea. Terry snaps her fingers. “Waiter, bring me a workspace.”
“What exactly do you want in your workspace?” the waiter obligingly asks.
And this is what she/I say…
Incredible hunks at my beck and call. That way I can ask them all kinds of personal questions. You know, like, does a werewolf like sleeping on the right side of the bed or the left. That sort of thing.
I need a bevy of beautiful hunks though, to put me in the right mood.
US Navy SEAL wolves.
Private Eye wolves.
Oh well, you get the point. I need lots and lots of them. Like a wolf pack. For variety. To aid me in my research.
A couple of calendars will do—of Scottish castles and another of wolves.
The Character Naming Guide, so I can look up my next character’s name and know just why he or she has that particular name. Most do mean something important in my stories.
A hot cup of green tea. Served in a wolf mug. If the wolves want one, they’ll have to get their own.
A box of the new mint Oreo cookies, but only after I’ve eaten my meal and when I need energy for the next fight or love scene. I’m pretty stingy about sharing those, too.
A wolf blanket, courtesy of my son, to keep me warm when I’m writing in the dead of winter; the framed picture of my werewolf books, courtesy of my daughter to celebrate that they actually were published!
Oh yes, and of course, the sign that says no interruptions unless you’re bringing me a margarita.
A trip generator that will take me anywhere in the world to the place where I want to set the next story—like, yes, another trip to Scotland! Or one to the
!!! And it would also have to send my wolves with me because without them to aid me in my research (only setting won’t do), where would I be? And then I’d need my laptop, cup of green tea, and box of mint Oreo cookies. And sunscreen for the islands, a rain jacket for Grand Cayman Islands . Scotland
Terry taps finger on chin. Then she sits up taller and shakes head. That’s it. Simple really. Oh, except for one other thing. I’m going to need a jaguar shifter hunk or two real soon.
Heart of the Highland Wolf was produced in a work environment that included a desk in a library during lunch breaks, a desk at home only the computer crashed in the middle of writing, a laptop that was …well, you probably guessed it…on my lap in lots of locations in the house. No sense in sitting at the desk at home in front of a dead computer.
But you know, none of that truly is important because when I’m caught up in the world, all that really matters are research books on the subject, Internet research and “being there”—living through the lives of the heroine and hero and the secondary characters as the story progresses. Everything else fades into nonexistence. So anywhere will do.
However, if I could have a werewolf hunk or two…the writing could be even better…or nonexistent if I got too wrapped up in research. *sigh* That could be the downside of having too many wolves about.
What do you all think? Would it work for you?
HEART OF THE
HIGHLAND WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES JUNE 2011
Each holds a secret they can’t possibly overcome alone…
Julia Wildthorn is sneaking into
to steal an ancient relic, but reluctant laird Ian MacNeill may be the key to unlocking the one answer she really wants discovered… Argent Castle
From brilliant storyteller Terry Spear, modern day werewolves meet the rugged Highlands of Scotland, where instinct meets tradition, and clan loyalties give a whole new meaning to danger…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from
. An eclectic writer with a PW Best Book of 2008 (Heart of the Wolf), she writes paranormal romance as well as historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Monmouth College . For more information, please visit www.terryspear.com. Crawford, Texas
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