MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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PEN WRITINGWhen I started writing my first manuscript in 1999, I did it by hand.  Eventually, I typed it on my daughter’s computer.  Since I am still old-school in a lot of ways, it was extremely hard, in the beginning, for me to give up my composition books and sheets of notebook paper that I thoroughly enjoyed writing my stories down on.  I do still use them from time to time to quickly jot down things when I’m writing that I want to remember.

I love having my own computer now to type my manuscripts, but since I was a secretary for 34 years, I have grown weary of being confined to a desk for an exorbitant amount of time.  Upon retirement ten months ago, one of my long-time goals was to focus more on my writing, but the thought of being stuck at my desk in my home office corner space caused me to procrastinate.  One of my dear friends had often shared with me how much she relished being able to carry her laptop around from room to room in her home.  Well, two months into my retirement, I finally purchased my very first laptop, and I have been in laptop heaven ever since.  🙂

Today, I listened to a recording of LaShaunda Hoffman regarding Ten Ways To Promote On Facebook.  Ms. Hoffman is an online book promoter and publisher of SORMAG (Shades of Romance Magazine.)  One of the tips that she mentioned was to post pictures of your office so that readers can see where you write.  I thought this was an excellent idea–something that had never crossed my mind to do–thank you very much, Ms. Hoffman!  So I took three pictures of where I write which I have displayed in this post.




This first one is my home office corner space where I used to do all my writing before I got my laptop.




Next is my favorite spot to write:  on my laptop on my living room sofa.









And the third is my next favorite:  on my laptop at my dining room table.



Since I will soon be releasing my ninth fiction inspirational novel, I thought that now would be a great time to share these photos with you.  I am so excited about the release of my newest novel, DESPERATE HEARTS.  DH COVER 4_8.25.14Please stay tuned for more updates regarding its release as I will also be implementing some more of Ms. Hoffman’s tips such as:  (1) offering freebies only to my Facebook friends, (2) hosting monthly contests, (3) posting reader of the month pictures, and (4) posting trivia about my books.

Well, that’s all for now.  HAPPY READING!  And as always, this is from my heart to yours.


(Hand Writing Photo – Courtesy of Clip Art)

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