Saturday, August 18, 2012


Do you nest? Meaning, do you go through phases of organizing, cleaning and renovating?

I do. These phases almost always happen after I’ve turned in a book or right before one is due. Apparently, at those times my brain wants some other creative avenue.

In May, I finished the fourth Lucy Valentine novel and immediately cleaned and organized my office (that cleanliness didn’t last long), and then renovated son #2’s bedroom, completely redoing it top to bottom (happily, that still looks great).

During the last couple of months, I’ve been working on the first book in my Love Potion Shop mysteries –which won’t be out until late ’13 – and now that it’s almost due, I’m starting to get that nesting itch again.

This time, I’m eyeing the kids’ bathroom. It needs a complete overhaul. And even though I should be focused on finishing my book, I’m scouring online sites for vanities and tiles and bathroom fixtures—and loving every second of it.

Will the bathroom get done anytime soon? Probably not. But for now, it’s a nice distraction.

Any renovations in your future?

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