We all have our little quirks and idiosyncrasies that make us who we are. The two of us who collectively write as Sarah O’Rourke are just a little bit quirkier than the average bear, and we’ve share our must haves for getting into the writing scene.
1. A clean house – because my co-author says that I am a freak of nature who is OCD.
2. A quiet area – this would mean that my children should be at school…way, way, far away at school.
3. A cappuccino blast from Baskin Robbins – and if my husband knows what’s good for him, there will be a spare in the freezer
4. My trusty computer – which I have been known to hit upside the monitor when it wants to be difficult
5. My phone - so I can call my co-author and grumble that the characters aren’t speaking to me
6. Instant messaging – so I can annoy my co-author when she is trying to write that one special section.
7. Chocolate – preferably in multiple forms or a milkshake. A good husband will provide Godivas. My husband ain’t always that good.
8. A comfy bed so I can curl up on my pillows while writing – ‘cause let’s face it…who wants to have to always sit at a desk?
9. That one niggling idea that is just demanding to be written – and won’t leave your mind alone until it is put on paper.
10. Inspiration. Remember, peeps, we write romantic and erotica. This inspiration has to come from somewhere. Husbands, do you hear this?????
So, friends, what is on your must-have list in order to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard?
Sarah O'Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction, erotica, along with a slight twist into the paranormal, to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs!
Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands...and writing about love in every way possible! Choosing the professional name Sarah O'Rourke was a spur-of-the-moment decision...and it worked!!
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