Most people probably dream of a big house with a swimming pool, maybe a huge living room, or perhaps even a tennis court. Me, all I want is a study. A room with a desk that's actually set at the right height for me, one of those nifty ergonomic chairs and lots of shelves for research books and notes. Plus, I'd love to have lots of empty wall space where I can put up timelines and maps, and maybe even posters of my covers.
Right now, I do everything in large spiral bound notebooks. I have to keep things minimal because all this has to be shipped across the ocean (no, I can't leave my notebooks behind), but I'm reaching a point where I'm dying to get some binders and start alphabetizing my research material, especially for my paranormals. (Did I tell you that Slave to Sensation has a tentative release date of November this year?!) These books are connected, so I have to assure continuity and that means I need all the information easily acccessible. Oh, how I dream of color-coded files...maybe even color coded paper!
In other news, I've just been told that Craving Beauty has been nominated as the Best Silhouette Desire of 2005 by the readers at Cataromance, which was a really nice surprise to wake up to this morning. If you'd like to mosey on over there and vote for me, here's the link.
And over on Alison Kent's Blog, they're talking about viral marketing (ie. spreading the word about a certain thing just like a virus spreads), which interests me because I've been thinking about promotion strategies for Slave to Sensation. Would you blog about a book if an author gave away copies with the understanding that something would be written about it?