A Peek at Lola’s Office

by Dianne White on March 13, 2011

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My husband and I like to be outside in nature. So we selected a site for our home on the side of a ridge in the mountains of north Georgia. Right across the street is a State Park and in it is the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

My office is on the second floor of our home. My husband helped design this space for me. I have two large windows that overlook the woods behind our house. I don’t have any curtains on those windows so it’s like looking out through a picture frame to the world below. In autumn, the leaves are gold and red. In spring – right now – I can watch the trees bud and then burst with life.

Book awards sit on top of one of the bookshelves and hang on the walls. These remind me to work hard at my craft because readers deserve the very best book that I can create.

Sometimes I sit at my desk and type on my computer and other times I sit on the couch and write longhand. Where I sit and work depends if I’m starting something new, writing in my notebook, or revising several pages.

Probably my greatest joy in my office is the closet. That’s because it’s not a typical closet – it, too, is a bookcase – three walls covered from top to bottom with books. Some are books that I have written, but many are the books I love that others have authored. This is my private library that supports me in my work.

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