Author: Randi Everheart
Series: A Kendall Family Novel #1
Release Date: December 23rd, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
But Victoria Lane’s been through more than Tristan knows since he broke her heart. No longer the girl he once knew, she has a life to live, and a heart to give, but only to someone who’s planning to stick around. And she’s sure that isn’t him. Can he convince her that she’s the only victory lane he wants to be in?
IN MY HABITAT
- Guest Post by Randi Everheart
Thanks for having me!
I’ve been writing for many years and have gone through a few desks in my time. But I’m now happy to report that I am desk-free! Laptops are so much easier to work on and I do NOT miss my desktop computer. That said, sometimes I need more quiet than I typically get and retire to my recording studio, taking the laptop with me.
Yes, I’m also a musician, one who’s recorded a few CDs over the years, though I confess to not having much time anymore. I have to choose between fiction and music, usually, and used to put music first. But now fiction is front and center!
Since I work on a laptop now, I don’t really have a desk, unless you want to consider my lap one. That’s where the magic happens – whether there’s a computer there or not ;)
One of the reasons I need more peace and quiet sometimes is my toddler, who I watch after work while trying to write, too. He’s very self-sufficient with play. In fact, when I get down on the floor with him, he gives me about 5 minutes before deciding he’s bored with me and wants to do something else. It works out pretty well, normally, allowing me to write and hang out with him at the same time.
But I certainly have to stop mid-sentence to help him at times. Or give him a bottle, change him, or comfort him after a tumble. And here is his latest handiwork, a broken window that’s still boarded up while I wait for the insurance guys to get it fixed:
He broke it right in front of me while I was writing a sentence. I was just about to tell him to stop tapping on the glass with his plastic golf club when it shattered. He was okay, but the window wasn’t!
So that’s my current view as I’m writing right now. It’s darker now, too, because I leave the curtains closed to prevent him from playing with the boarded up window – that already gave him a splinter! One table is now in front of it to bar the way. It’s certainly not the first time we’ve rearranged the room for him.
This is the chair I sit in while writing; it’s also been moved from its usual position due to the kiddo, but that’s been true so long I don’t remember where it used to be! It’s a recliner and has cup holders for water (and wine). I used to write on the couch you see behind it until the recliner handle broke a while ago and the spouse and I just can’t around to fixing it. Funny how every errand takes a long time to do with a toddler around, but my writing takes priority over some household stuff.
I sometimes get my best writing done during his naps or after bedtime, not surprisingly. Or when my spouse takes over. I try to get computer errands like promotional stuff done when I’m more distracted. It’s a life.
Randi has a Bachelors of Music in classical guitar but has always been more of a rocker, having released several albums under another name. Tendonitis in both arms ended career plans in music, leading to a new career as a software developer. Today Randi co-owns a software consulting firm and lives in the Maryland suburbs north of D.C., is married, and loves spending time with son Ryan when not writing, playing guitar or golf, or writing smut.
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