When I am working on a book, it becomes a bit of an obsession for me and I squeeze writing into every possible moment of my day. I would love to have an office to go inside and close the door so I can concentrate but I have four children who require my presence to keep them from destroying things.
As a result I tend to follow them around the house with a lap desk and write around them so I can pause to interact with them when needed. Although I find I type some funny things when I am focusing on two different worlds.
Typically my day starts with waking and getting my three oldest children ready for school. Once they are on their way my husband and I sit down and have breakfast together, after that I clear the kitchen and do some housework.
Then I take a break and check all of my social networking sites, emails, book stats and type up a blog post – sometimes it is about my writing and other times it is about news stories that caught my eye, or my current life happenings.
When that is done I write as my youngest gets to have his TV time while he sits next to me, sometimes he wants to go outside so I sit out there with my laptop and write while I watch him play.
That takes us to lunch time when we eat and then my youngest has a nap, which is when my real writing time begins – I love this time as I get to absorb myself entirely in my work and properly visualise the characters.
At 3pm we go and get my older children, and the evening routine of homework, dinner prep, baths and bedtime happens.
Most evenings I will put another hour into writing or social networking before I spend some quality time with hubby. Soon going to bed to start it all over again the next day.
She lives a relatively quiet life in suburban Melbourne and spends most of her spare time writing the Confidante series as well as a racey drama of love and loss with the working title What Might Have Been.
Title: Confidante: The Brothel by Lillian Anderson
Publisher: Amazon Kindle
Length: 220 pages
Ok, I’ll admit it – My mother in law used to be a sex worker. It’s something that she has confided in few people outside her immediate family until me. We are polar opposites in many ways but we get each other – as a result I have become the confidante in her life which is how this series has been born.
In 1989, Angelien was 32 when she made the decision to enter a brothel to help support herself and her two sons. She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent ‘acting’ skills.
Confidante: The Brothel is a collection of Angelien’s most memorable stories of her month working in the brothel.
This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.
Angelien was aware that she was taking a big leap from being a woman who liked to have a lot of sex to being a sex worker. As she ventured towards Laura’s car, she knew there was no going back. This was it. Her life was about to change, fingers crossed, for the better.
Nerves caused the two women to be fairly quiet during their drive to the brothel for their interview. They had been told to enter through a side door where the office was. There, they were greeted by a tall lady with dyed red hair and heavy makeup, wearing a fitted black skirt and a floral silk blouse. She appeared to be in her forties and introduced herself as Rebecca. She stepped aside and motioned for Laura and Angelien to take a seat opposite her desk.
“You are both very lovely looking girls, although I was only expecting one of you,” Rebecca said while eyeing them both up and down. Laura opened her mouth to explain, but Rebecca held up her hand and shook her head. “We are always looking for new girls, so this is a happy surprise. I am sure that you will both be very popular here.”