Friday, August 23, 2013

Guest Post + Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Cloaked in Fur by T.F. Walsh

How to Create a Great Work Area for Inspiration

Hi, thanks for having me on your blog today. 

One of the hardest aspects for me when it comes to writing is literally sitting down and forcing myself to focus on the task at hand, whether it be writing, editing or reviewing. The best way I found for myself to stay focused is by creating work environments specific to those tasks. I might not solely use each workspace for each specific task, but if I'm struggling with the goal, it's easier for me move to the relevant workspace and focus. 

Like many other 'artistes', one of my favourite workspaces is my local cafe. I try to spend a couple of hours each morning, sipping a nice cup of tea, with my laptop, working on my first draft. The coffee shop is a great way to begin my day as it gives the day a definitive start. It's also great because I don't have Internet access. So I don't have the temptation to waste time wading through the goings-on on the Internet. 

My desk is the next workspace I tend to use each day. I spend a lot of time here. Whilst the desk is full of books, notepads, notes and so on, it is really the main place I do my writing and research and day to day writing related activity. I have had the desk for many years and I have it set up exactly as I need to be productive and focused. 

I also have a small desk in a small study that looks into our backyard. This is where I go to do a lot of my editing, I just grab my trusty laptop and sit up there with the fresh air. This was one room that I set up with as few distractions as possible and the relaxed feeling of the room makes it easier for me to perform my least favourite task. 

My final workspace is my couch where I do a lot of reviewing of my work and works for my friends. I literally grab my kindle and a note pad, put on one of my favourite movies as background and spend hours reading and making notes.

As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.

About The Author

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

  

20 comments:

  1. That is hard for me as well. But once I sit down, I do get going. Best of luck!

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  2. I agree, the right space helps you to focus on the job at hand. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Your traveling life sounds like a dream come true to others, I liked how you throw baking in there. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  4. I love writing. My only real requirement is to get away from talking, so I'm usually in my bedroom, library, or patio. I also love reading, and I can do that anywhere! The book looks interesting, I'll be looking at it on Goodreads and Amazon. Thanks for the interview!

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  5. Very intriguing, my curiosity & wonder is peaked about who Daciana is going to save. How can she choose, that would be a very difficult position to be in! I look forward to finding out the answer. Thanks! :)

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway. Cannot wait to read.

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  7. This is a new author for me and I look forward to reading this book.
    Thanks :-)
    Lori

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  8. Creating the right space is essential. That's why I'm so thrilled that I'm in a single dorm room this year- no more interrupting roommates!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  9. Oh I so couldn't do a coffee shop but yeah I've heard that one a few times. I'd get way too distracted people watching. lol I tend to do all my work on the bed. which sounds really bad typing it out like that ::snort::

    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup

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  10. Thanks for sharing your guest post and the giveaway. this book sounds great and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  11. Thanks for sharing your work spaces, I would be sipping coffee though in that coffee house!

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  12. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today... great being here:)

    And thank you to all the wonderful comments. I'm a bit believer in shaking things up when writing, and writing in different places does that for me:)

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  13. Wow, I'm boring - I do everything at my desk. (Writing-wise that is.)

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  14. I do a lot of work with the telly as background noise too. The way you've set everything up for different purposes is such a great idea.

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  16. Would love to win these. My oldest would get part and my youngest rest. My youngest collects wolves stuff and has for a long time. I am a multi-tasker. So tv always on.
    I do not write but do reviews.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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  17. Wonderful post! The couch is my comfy reading spot, but I get distracted easily if the TV is on or music is playing when I write. I need a quiet writing spot and only one spot in the house gives me that!

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  18. I love how we are all so different when it comes to multi-tasking:) Thank you to everyone who commented.

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  19. Thank you for the really cool giveaway!!!

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  20. Ohhh this book sounds really good! The cover is so freakin awesome!! I'm loving it! Thank you so much for another amazing giveaway!!

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