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Building My Writing Cottage!

I'm in the midst of building my very own writing cottage! A dream I've had for years and years! Doesn't everybody though? Oh, to have a room of your own!

I've been hinting around for a long time that I would *love* a place of my own to write, and now with 5 books under contract to write, revise, and do all the editorial/production work on over the next 2-3 years I told my husband, "It's time!" I've been desperate for some quiet space ever since I've had a whole other family living with me the past few years and babies and toddlers in the house! It's crazy, I tell you, crazy! 

My younger brother and his very cute family is here for the week doing the work (he and I designed it ourselves, just a simple room with a porch and lots of windows!) and I have pictures up on Facebook so go there to see the work progress over the rest of the week.

I also wrote captions! I love captions on FB pictures so I know who's in it and what the occasion is (hint, hint all you people who download pictures on FB!)

GO HERE TO BEGIN the Journey with Me!

And if you and I are not FB friends, then send me a request! I mean, why wouldn't we be FB friends, too!


(My brother and his son and the messy work area as we near completion two days ago! He built it in only 6 days! And the interior is completely done, flooring, crown molding and painted! A 12x16 room with 6 windows and a darling porch! I am so blessed to have such an awesome brother.)


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Dec. 13th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
OMG, I was just telling my husband the other day that when I was little I pined for my own cottage in the backyard -- not just a playhouse but a house I could actually "be" in. I still want one -- and now you are getting one. Envy! Can I come over and hang out? I'll bring snacks!
Dec. 14th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Me, too! And now I have my own little house! ;-) And of course, you can come over! I'm hoping to have a few "tea parties" with friends. I'm putting some Victorian furniture inside as well as a daybed and a desk. It also has one of those electric fireplace hearths in cherry wood you get from Home Depot. Curtains and rugs, too. Of course, it's totally empty at the moment - I have a lot of shopping to do!

When you're ready for one, I'll contact my brother! ;-)
Dec. 13th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
This is so cool! I'm so happy for you to get a place of your own!! I'm sure many wonderful stories will come out of it, and I look forward to reading every single one! =D
Dec. 14th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Joan! It's pretty dang awesome, I am SO blessed! You're a doll for your sweet words. It's going to be Victorian furnishings (I have some that I'm getting re-upholstered that has been sitting forgotten and torn apart for 8 years). And you have NOT updated me on the agent conclusion! Email me! Or maybe I need to catch up on my LJ reading . . . headed over to yours now. xo
Dec. 14th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's great! Is it going to have heat and can you use an air conditioner in the summer? It's going to be wonderful for writing, dreaming, resting, etc. Enjoy!
Dec. 14th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Barbara!!! I put a cherry wood electric fireplace/hearth from Home Depot in for heat. Just plugs right into the wall and is so pretty. Supposed to heat 400 square feet and my room is about 180 so I should be toasty warm. I'm also doing a ceiling fan for the spring and will put a little window AC unit in next summer when it gets hot. :-) It really is a dream come true!
Dec. 15th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! This is amazing! What a wonderful, inspiring, peaceful place to write!
Dec. 15th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Hi Jessica, I know - it's going to be fantastic to work there. I'm madly shopping - not for Christmas - but to furnish my cottage. ;-)
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