A HOME REMODELING ADDICT
I admit it. I'm an addict. I LOVE home projects. The house is finished but I'm not looking for something else to do. We redid the kitchen last year but now I'm sorry we didn't take down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room to open it up so we're going to knock it down. It won't undo anything we've already done, so that's good. I think we're also going to redo the upstairs bathroom that we did when we first moved in twelve years ago. It's time, don't you think? :-) And we're going to take down some wallpaper and paint.
HGTV feeds this addiction. We watch it every single night. Seriously. Without fail. I love House Hunters because I can peek inside and see what other people are doing with their houses and what a current update looks like. When I think about it, it shouldn't be surprising that I so love the editing process too. That's taking the bones of a book and "remodeling" it so it's better. I'm about done with the rough draft to Lightkeeper's Bride
and that fun tinkering can begin! This time is a little scary. All my Nelson books have been edited by Erin Healy. Last week I had a call from her that tossed everything upside down. Now I'd been expecting it since she's writing her own books. But expecting it and being ready for it are two different things! But as always, Ami and Erin had it all thought out and planned and they'd arranged for Lisa Bergren to take over for this book. (Erin says it's just THIS book. That she'll be riding tandem with me on the next one.) So I've got an editor I've heard really great things about. It helps that I love her books AND she writes historicals so that should be a help.
But I can't say I'm not a little nervous. It's like picking out a paint color and not knowing for sure how it's going to look on the wall and in my lighting. LOL But I'm game for it! The call of the new remodel awaits. :-)
How about you? How do you feel when faced with a new challenge? Do you like change or dig in your heels?
Labels: Erin Healy, HGTV, home remodeling, House Hunters, Lisa Bergren