I often write here, in my beautiful office,  sipping a hot cup of coffee while Classical music plays softly in the background.

Everything is neatly organized, and I’m all set to sit down and start writing.

The words flow like a river, uninterrupted…

Later, I will relax on the patio for a light lunch, and then return to writing.

I love being a writer.

It’s a calling, not a choice,  you know.

I’m happy that I was called.

dream office.jpg





It was only a


Alas, it is only a dream.

Yes, I do have an office for writing, and of course, my book reviews. It is not my dream office, but it is nice.

It’s filled with playful kids, a supportive husband, a couple of dogs, and too many cats to count.

It’s filled with cold coffee, writers block, too many ideas and not enough time.

I would like to thank Jason H. Abbott from Twitter, for giving me the idea for this post, with his words below: 

The uninitiated think authors write at grand desks in erudite studies.

But you know the truth, fellow writer.

We write in our pajamas.

We scribe our souls into stories while laundry tumbles, while children are sleeping.

Amid chaos and insecurity, we are warriors with words.

Jason H. Abbott~via Twitter

We write between loads of laundry and kissing boo-boos and applying Minion or Sofia the First Band-aids.



NO! My laundry room is more like this:

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I write in my favorite blue plaid pajamas, or my purple Minions on rainbow unicorn pajamas.

I write between this hug and that crisis.

I write between playing Super Hero and Princess.

I write between being a Sex Goddess and “not tonight, dear.”

It isn’t romantic in any sense. I think tv shows and movies have given the wrong idea about a writer’s life.

And that’s okay.

Because we get to write in our pajamas!

Have a great day, luvs!




2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Guy Hogan (@guyhogan)
    Sep 25, 2018 @ 16:33:56

    Excellent. Well done and so true.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. cysbonmots
    Sep 25, 2018 @ 13:47:32

    Hi, January: Yes, writing for me has been between missed opportunities and realized stage performances on Broadway; close brushes with writing/performing greatness and the reality of failure; a sit-down with Film Producer Joe Manduke in my NYC apartment where he stated his desire to produce my film Doris (20 years before Dustin’s version); a phone conversation with Valerie Harper re the above film; John Wayne’s optioning of my baseball story re the first world series, The Kings Of October, just before he made his final exit; a co-starring role performing with Buster Keaton while writing my first produced Off-Broadway musical; the thrill of watching and listening to Streisand sing one of my songs on one of her specials (Draw Me A Circle, CD still available on Amazon); getting a rave review for on of my songs from Howard Keel; writing animation shows for Rankin Bass (Silverhawks Series) while working in law firms (ugh!); and many more. Yes, the one thing I’ve learned is persistence. Keep breathing and keep writing …

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