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Friday, April 5, 2013

Into the Hobbit Hole...

I am burrowing into my hobbit hole for a few weeks of revision. And by "hobbit hole," I mean my couch and/or local coffee shop. Because, big shocker, I don't actually live in a hobbit hole.

BUT, BUT, BUT

if you would like a real hobbit hole to turn into a backyard writing office, purchasing one is not out of the realm of possibility! Check out this sweet design that you can buy:




 Not a bad place to get the creative juices flowing, eh? You can see this design and more at Wooden-Wonders.com 

*Dear Husband: If you are reading this blog (I know, I know, not likely), when we move to a place with a larger backyard, please buy me one of these for my birthday. I want a hobbit hole writing office. Seriously. I'm not kidding at all.*


When I return, I get to interview the amazing Chris Howard, author of Rootless




He will be six months post-publication and has had plenty of literary adventures to chat about. I'll be giving away a copy of his book as well, so be sure to tune back in on April 26 for a chance to win a fabulous read!

62 comments:

  1. The hobbit hole backyard writing office looks awesome. I'm pretty sure my kids would take it over, though.

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    1. Yeah, they list one of the uses as a kids' play area. It's too be expected ~kids are drawn to miniature versions of life :)

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  2. Mmmm...I think I'd prefer a modern home for a person my size. But all the more power to those who find hobbit holes a source of inspiration :)!

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    1. I'm a little big for one too, but I'm sure they can loft the ceilings :) I like feeling nestled.

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  3. Do have a very productive time in Revision City. Getting that writing polished up is always a good thing. Will look forward to your interview with the author of Rootless. I have that book on my TBR. Better move it up the reading list. :-)

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    1. I'm looking forward to the interview too!

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  4. Oh my gosh! Jess, this totally a dream of mine. (Not kidding...) I would LOVE to have a Hobbit hole in my backyard to write in every day. So cool! I'm going to stalk that guy's website now.

    And good luck on your revisions! Make all of the choices I wouldn't and it's sure to be awesome. :D

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    1. Yay! Another hobbit hole lover! They should have a writer's commune that is completely made up of individual hobbit holes :)

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  5. I would like an underground house.

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    1. As would I. Although I do like natural light now and then. I'd need skylights :)

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    2. Oh, there are ways to get natural light in. Some pretty cool ways, actually. And the whole house isn't underground, so there are windows.

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    3. Then I heartily approve :)

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  6. Have fun in your imaginary hole! :)

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  7. I love it, especially the round windows! I'd probably be a little claustrophobic; I'd rather have a giant-sized Hobbit Hole, which kinda defeats the idea of a "Hobbit Hole," doesn't it? lol

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    1. Ha! Maybe a little. I'd need a slightly higher-than-normal ceiling in order to feel okay as well :)

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  8. What a great idea for a place to write! I love it. Hope your revisions go smooth and easy - I'm sure they will. :)

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    1. Smooth and easy revisions would be awesome~ I'll settle for difficult, but completed :)

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  9. Good luck with your revisions. I'll miss your blog posts! We could use a hobbit hole in the backyard, but I know I'd have to share it with the rest of my LOTR-loving family.

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    1. I'd probably have to share it too...hmm, maybe we'd need four or five. A hobbit hole village :)

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  10. Enjoy your hobbit hole revisions. How cool would it be to have my own hobbit hole-I'll pass that note on to my husband as well. I just found out about your blog from Kimberly at Meeting with My Muse. Great blog-I'm impressed with all the resources on your side bar and excited for your Rootless interview at the end of the moth.

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    1. Hi Robin~ nice to meet you! Heading over to find your blog now :)

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  11. OK, the Hobbit hole is ultra-awesome. Thanks for posting it and good luck with the husband. Hard to make that a surprise though, pretend you don't see him digging a hole in the back yard. Or, hmmm... maybe most wives should kind of worry for other reasons if they see the husband digging a hole in the back yard...

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    1. Ha! Good point :) I'll keep an eye on him...

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  12. A Hobbit hole just pushed up to the top of my list of "save up for its." I had no idea such a treasure existed. Sending good revision vibes your way.

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    1. Yay! I really hope that we both get one someday!

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  13. That is certainly a cool-looking office space. I can see why you like it. From this post, it looks like your husband is a writer too. What is the book's name?

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    1. He's a software engineer~ sorry if the post indicated he was a writer :)

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  14. I wouldn't mind a hobbit hole at all! Wonder if hubby could make that. Saw your comment on Andrew's blog about the AFA. I live here in the Springs, as well, and wanted to say hi. :)

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Oh cool! Nice to "meet" you :) Heading over to your blog now...

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  15. That is fabulous! My children would adore...good luck hunkering down. I hope you get your Hobbit hole soon and looking forward to the interview!

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  16. I'm marking my calendar. See you on April 26 and happy revising. :)

    ~Akoss

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    1. Yes! Another person on TEAM HOBBIT HOLE WORKFORCE :)

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  18. ZOMG, I SO wan't a hobbit-hole writing house! Brilliant, Jess!

    And happy revising.

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  19. I've never thought I'd want to be a hobbit...but now I'm wishing I could have one of those in my backyard. Sure, I'll take the harry feet too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know the neighbors might talk, but I kind of want to put a few in my front yard so I can be "that crazy hobbit hole lady." :)

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  20. This looks really awesome! I wish I had the skill to make a hobbit hole.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  21. I WANT THAT HOBBIT HOLE!!!!

    But mine would have to be heated, or it would feel like an igloo in the winter (and apparently the spring).

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    1. Yup, I'd be using an skillfully-hidden extension cord for my space heater.

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  22. Okay, now I want a hobbit hole office. That'd be an awesome place to go away and write!

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  23. I am in serious need of that hobbit hole!

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