Writer Wednesday – Favorite Items on My Desk (Hint: They breathe!)

We’re back for the second installment of Writer Wednesdays, a year-long blog party by a group of Firebirds (2012 Golden Heart finalists). Here is this month’s prompt:


This is an interesting one for me, because…I don’t have a desk! I think if I had to actually sit in an office, it would hamper my creativity. So I have several places where I write. When I get bogged down and the words aren’t flowing the way I’d like them to, it’s time for a change of scenery. I move from the dining room table to the screen room to the recliner to a beach chair in the front yard.

But there’s usually at least one “object” that follows me wherever I choose to write.

This one:

Midnight in dining room

Or this one:

Itsy in screen room

Or this one:

Morgan in yard

Sometimes I’m blessed with all three:

writing with animals

All three of my animals are rescues. We got Midnight (our black cat) from the pound a couple of hours before he was going to be gassed. Itsy (our gray and white cat) came from the Humane Society, and Morgan (our long-haired dachshund) was taken out of a very abusive home. I think animals understand what we save them from and respond by giving us their undying love. And what better inspiration is there than that?

Now that you’ve read about the favorite “items” on my desk, check out what my writer friends have written. (For future topics, see the calendar below.)

Kay Hudson – Jamie Wesley – Jean Willett – KD Fleming – Kat Cantrell – Kathleen Bittner Roth – Kristen Ethridge – Lauren Christopher – Natalie Meg Evans – Priscilla Kissinger – Sharon Wray – Tamra Baumann – Wendy LaCapra

This month, we are celebrating the release of KD Fleming’s Her Hometown Reporter.


The reporter is looking for a story that’ll be his ticket out of his small Georgia town. With her political connections, legal assistant Gina Lawson could help Toby realize his aspirations. Their friendship is just an added bonus, but falling in love isn’t part of his five-year plan.
Gina’s devoted to her family and community, and doesn’t plan to ever leave. Though she finds her favorite reporter maddeningly irresistible, she must guard her heart. But when a betrayal of trust threatens to shatter both their dreams, will Gina and Toby learn that they share the same values after all?