by Sharon Hamilton
You know that old saying, “If the trailer’s rockin’ don’t come a knockin’. I’m hoping to continue to rock the romance world with new SEAL and other stories, and I’m setting up my whole world with my new 1950 Glider, a blast from the past. Taking delivery on Tuesday, I’ll be customizing it to fit my personal needs: inspiration, a place to read with my legs propped up, not having to turn down my music, fixing myself coffee or tea, taking a nap, and uninterrupted writing sprints. Such is the life of a writer.
I look at the Glider as an investment in my career. We are a strange lot, we writers. We have to have our own sacred space, or the stories are harder (not impossible) to dish out. Some of us write best in our PJs, some with candles, music. Having a writing cottage, like the Tiny House phenom, was something I’ve dreamed of. Pricing out the construction, even buying a ready-made house was more expensive than me getting this vintage trailer. And who knows what stories it could tell, right? I mean, as I work on my first novella here, the story about a Nashville star who becomes a Navy SEAL, I discovered from the former owner and restorer, that this trailer used to be owned by a country singer from Nashville and he toured in it.
Most writers can write anywhere, or learn to. This is just one more way of adding more spice to my psyche as I mentally travel down the road in my “Romance Glider”