It's the end of summer's lazy days. It's time to get out of vacation-mode, back on a diet, and buckle down to finish that next manuscript. One fun way to get motivated (yet put off working just a wee bit longer) is to see where other authors write.
Somewhere around thirty years ago, I began a Ponderer "column" called Pondering Places. Anyone remember that? Author Deborah Raney showed us the amazing office where she does much of her writing. You can see it here. (Although, you know, she may have changed it since then. It's been that long.)
I decided today is the perfect day to resurrect Pondering Places. Is that all right with you? Today we have the honor of featuring author (and marketing guru) Jim Rubart.
James L. Rubart is the bestselling author of Rooms, Book of Days, The Chair, and the upcoming release Soul's Gate. When he’s not writing, he loves water skiing with his amazing wife and two teenage sons ,as well as dirt biking, and jumping off cliffs. He’s the owner of Barefoot Marketing and lives in the Pacific Northwest. Visit his online home at www.jimrubart.com.
Jim says, "Our house was built in 1988. The style back then was to have a 20 foot ceiling in the entry way. Think of an elevator shaft. For years I walked in my front door and stared up at what I considered wasted space.
"I thought, 'What an awesome writing room that would make! All I’d need to do is put in a floor.'
"So I did. It’s a secret room I get to through a tiny door in the back of my youngest son’s closest into our attic, then another small door into my haven."
Jenness says, "How awesome is it to have a secret writing room? Somewhere where you can't see the piles of laundry/dishes...and where they can't see you... :-) Love it."