All the Christmas paraphernalia has been packed up for another year and now I'm onto house projects. I replaced another toilet, I replaced an old gray light switch with a bright white light switch, helped install a new plug outlet, tested out the carpet stretcher, and plan to stretch the living room carpet either this week or next week, and I repainted my entire bedroom blue.
I love the blue. However, after sleeping in it a couple of nights I found the wash of blue (blue walls, blue door, blue closet) WAY too much. It needed some contrast so I repainted the closet doors and main door white. Unfortunately, this last step took a few tries.
The reason I had to redo it the first time was because a weird bubble formed on the door, which I tried to correct but instead ended up making it worse by ripping off the entire bubbled area completely (sigh). So it all had to be scraped off and repainted again.
And I had to redo it a second time because shortly after I repainted them I moved the one side of the closet door behind the other, not realizing how bowed the doors were from absorbing the moisture from the paint, and scraped the doors together tearing off a big swatch of paint (grr!). So again it all had to be scraped and repainted. Now it's done, the doors have dried and are safe to open and close.
Painful though it was, I think it was worth the effort because I love my room now! Even my hubby, whose favorite shade is beige, has warned to it and asked me to paint a couple of other rooms now. I did warn him they won't be beige after I'm through with them! LOL. But they will have to wait until after I write the next three stories. Writing time is coming quickly, and my mind has actually relaxed enough to start spitting out scenes at me. I'm getting excited to write. Woot woot!
Latest news from Lynsay...
Book #5, Surrender to the Highlander, of the Highlanders series, is about to be released on January 30th, 2018. This will be Edith’s book, the last of the friends of Jo, Saidh and Murine, and she hooks up with another one of the infamous Buchanan brothers, Niels. Many laughs, action and mystery are guaranteed!
Argeneau book #27, Twice Bitten, is set to be released soon after it on March 27th, 2018. This story is about Elspeth who we met way back in the first book, A Quick Bite, and she’s having a heck of a time with her life mate. Suffice it to say there are just some times when a gal wishes she could control her life mate, and there are some mortals who can give an immortal a run for their money. ;-)
And Book #6 of my Scottish Highlander's series, The Highlander's Promise, is scheduled to come out on June 26th. This one involves the eldest Buchanan brother, Aulay, and a shipwreck survivor they find floating in the water clinging to the mast of a ship. When she comes to she has no recollection of her past life or even her name but she assumes Aulay is her husband. Poor Aulay's forced to keep up the ruse...doctor's orders!
I'm pretty excited that Edith and Niels' story is just about here. It's been getting plenty of great reviews...Yay!
And I just got a glimpse of a few cover ideas for Raffaele and Jess's story (Argeneau #28) and I have to admit it definitely chased away any cold January blahs I may have had beforehand. Actually feeling quite warm and toasty right now! ;-)
I hope you're all finding fun ways to chase away the winter blahs. And if you find it hard just take a look at some nice eye candy, for instance Elspeth and Wyatt's book cover. <WG>