Since I've almost finished decorating my vintage-themed office, I thought I'd give you a mini-tour so you can see where I do most of my creative brainstorming. While I write, for the most part, on my laptop, my office is where I keep track of my manuscripts, maintain my advertising and marketing budget, keep up with all the necessary information for taxes, and the list goes on. The walls are a light gray, and I'm not quite finished fancying it up just yet as I have a butcher block table I'll be putting in along the back wall in front of the window. The pictures are a little fuzzy because I'm a writer not a photographer. Hope they don't detract from the tour!
We all have our favorite bedtime stories. When we were a kid, they were stories like Puff, the Magic Dragon or anything by Dr. Seuss. As we grew older, we chose our own books and read to ourselves. Maybe a little Judy Bloom?
Once we're adults, the stories get a little more interesting. Whether it's romance or non-fiction, horror or coming of age sagas, we all have favorite genres that we curl up with at night or other times of the day. And we all have those stories we return to time and again because they're like a security blanket. Everlastin' by Mickee Madden is one of those books for me.
Reading is a wonderful past-time, but do you ever miss cuddling in the bed while your mom or dad read a story to you? Or maybe it was your big sister or brother, or a favorite aunt or uncle who took the time to read to you at night. If you miss hearing a soothing voice lull you to sleep, you might want to give audio books a try. The sense of comfort is still there, and if you find a book with the right narrator, you've got your bedtime story all over again. Or you can skip the bed altogether and stay up to listen to the end of the story. Good luck explaining the bloodshot eyes to the boss, though!
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