Woot Woot…it’s Wednesday and you know what that means! Yep, it’s time for What to Read Wednesday. Today I have one of my sisters from The Wild Rose Press joining us…please help me in welcoming Niecey Roy. She’s super nice and I can’t wait for you to learn more about her and her book FENDER BENDER RULES. The title alone grabs my curiosity and I just love the cover…by looks alone I can feel the fun in this story.
Niecey is sharing a special guest post with us and I for one hopes she can get her hubs to help fulfill her writing dream space…
Where Would You Write?
I think every writer probably has their “write spot.” And then every writer has their “dream write spot.” I am no exception.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. Well, that’s not true, I was a bookworm first, and even then I craved solitude over running around the neighborhood with all the other kids. That’s just who I was—the girl with her nose in a book. When I started writing stories in the third grade, my preference for “space” only grew. I just liked to be somewhere I could hear my own thoughts.
The dream of having that perfect writing spot really began in high school. I always imagined one day being able to have a cabin somewhere, and it would probably be on a mountain. Or I’d have a cottage in the English countryside, or a villa in Italy overlooking vineyards. I realized it was just a dream, that I wouldn’t be able to have that unless I actually lived in those places. I mean, who can really afford to have a “real” house and a dream cottage??? No one I know personally!
And so, because it was a dream, I knew it meant I could imagine anything I wanted. As an adult, that dream for the perfect writing spot hasn’t gone away. I still want it. I’m sure other writers, or maybe just someone who enjoys silence and a good book can relate to how much I really, really want my own little writing cottage. Maybe something like this.
I’ve been planning on ways to approach my husband into turning what he’s deemed his yard shed into my writing cottage. I think it would be perfect for me! It’s in the backyard, detached from the house, and I could be close to the kids when they play. And, if it ends up looking as cute as the picture above and I can have my quiet time, it will be PERFECT. Here’s a picture of my backyard, and you can just make out the little yellow shed behind the tree and the little arbor.
Now, it’s going to take some work to convince the Hubs that this is the perfect idea. In fact, it’s probably going to take a miracle to convince him. But I’m nothing, if not persistent! My goal this year is to convince the Hubs, and then convince him to do all the carpentry stuff. Honestly, I have my work cut out for me. But this is a challenge I am willing to take on.
I’m sure someday I’ll want to be able to actually travel around the world and find inspiring locations to weave my stories. But for right now, the little cottage in my backyard is my goal. This is an everyday “write spot” dream.
What about you? If you could write anywhere (and money were no object, of course) would you choose a little cottage in your backyard, or would you go somewhere far, far away?
“Classic cars, garden gnomes, and steamy romance? My kind of book!”
~Bestselling Author Kate Perry
FENDER BENDER BLUES
Her life took a wrong turn. He’s driven by success. They didn’t count on crashing into love…
Rachel Bennett loved her job until the day she finds herself doubting her choices. Now she’s hunting for a new career, but starting over isn’t easy. Her plan is simple—no distractions until she finds her dream job. She didn’t plan on fate throwing her a curveball in the form of a fender bender with a sexy guy in an expensive suit.
Craig Larsen is a wealthy, successful business owner with a plan of his own: survive his current PR nightmare and stay away from his overly determined ex-girlfriend. His need for control and personal success is turned upside down when he meets Rach, a sassy redhead who can’t drive.
Soon they find themselves battling with Rach’s grumpy old neighbor, toilet-papering the trees of a high school nemesis, and fighting over the last slice of pizza. Can two very different people plus one fender bender equal a chance at forever?
Fender Bender Blues, a romantic comedy
Available everywhere May 3, 2013