Magical library stacks and the future.

In the future, I would like magical library stacks.

 So, in the summer, when craziness hits like a sudden rainstorm, and my kids are bickering playing nicely hand in hand; and I’m exhausted full of energy from driving everywhere, swimming at the lake, and visiting with friends – I can escape.

Like magic, library stacks would branch off of my kitchen. With an aisle long enough to be separated from the chaos, and the Super Nanny would guard the entranceway and entertain my children with educational games. The stacks would be filled with the perfect research books for my current project. And candlelight, would light my path, except these candles would never burn out or fall over.

And at the end of the aisle would be the perfect hideaway writing nook. A computer would sit on a low shelf that would never grow dusty. A small fridge would be right near by to store cool drinks and snacks. Soft, shimmery curtains would cover the window, so I could let in natural light. And the ocean would be right outside so the salt air and cool breeze would refresh my senses. And, just in case my kids managed to sneak past Super Nanny, they could climb out the window and splash in the waves. And I might join them.

And in the winter, a pot-bellied stove that continually burned would be tucked away in the corner, next to a big oversized stuffed armchair. And other library stacks would branch off mine, filled with the latest arcs and new releases.

I could add extra features like a private masseur, who also works as a professional editor, and he would peek over my shoulder and offer advice at just the right times. But I don’t want to be unrealistic.

So, what would you add to the magical library stacks? Did I miss anything crucial?

12 Responses to Magical library stacks and the future.

  1. patti August 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    I think you hit the high points!

    LOVE your writing!!

    (well, perhaps some fairy dust to take us TO the wonderful settings described in our favorite books)

    Enjoy those kiddos!


  2. PJ Hoover August 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh, the pot belly stove is the perfect addition to this!

  3. Laura Marcella August 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Mmmm, this sounds lovely! Well, they do say to DREAM BIG, right?!

    • Laura August 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks for commenting guys! And yes, why not dream big? And I promise – this dream for the future is not the result of depression or anything like that – I’m just plain old exhausted from the lovely craziness of summer! No need to be concerned, school starts in 2 weeks. 🙂

  4. Karen Strong August 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    First you already had me with the magical library stacks.

    But when you mentioned the private masseur/professional editor, I was all IN…

    Make it happen, Laura! 🙂

  5. Marcia August 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Add a bed and bath and you’ll never have to come out.

  6. kris August 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    lol, Laura!

    Dream big indeed.

    • Laura August 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

      Hey Kris – As writers, we have to dream big.

      Marcia – Ooh a nice hammock bed with tulling and a cobblestone patio. Nice.

      Karen – I’d settle for just the library stacks too. 🙂

  7. Paul August 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    I can’t think of anything to add. Sounds like a great writing space 🙂

  8. Susan Kaye Quinn August 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    That private masseur would seriously distract me from the writing. Up until that point, I was in heaven. 🙂

    • Laura August 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

      Paul – Someday…

      Susan – The private masseur would only come out when our shoulders are tense. And we need some writing tips. 🙂

  9. angela August 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    OMG I want one of these. And a caramel dispenser close by. Nom. And the ability to instantly skype any master writer to ‘brainstorm’ my problems, because they will of course be waiting on hand in case I need their expertise.

    *sighs happily*

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