Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Okay so I’ve done something really crazy. I moved to Indiana. That’s not the crazy part, maybe to some people it is. (I do say this last week had some pretty freaky high winds and tornados…it had me wondering if I made the right decision. I think I have.)
Nope, I just bought a historic building (1840’s) that needs a little work. Er, okay a bit of an understatement. It needs A LOT of work. It’s basically four walls and a roof. It needs HVAC, electric, drywall, plumbing…floors in some parts. Yep, floors.
I am truly crazy.
I can see the building true potential, its beauty in the ruins. I used to do this for a living before I was published I was an interior designer. (Kasey’s mom in Freaksville is an Interior Designer, but that’s where the similarity stops. I’m not anal, really.)
But here’s where it gets even zanier.
I plan to open an Independent Bookstore and coffeehouse. A real brick and mortar store! There's alot of contruction that needs to be done, so I think it will be open in the Fall of 2011 or at least that's my plans.
Little happy dance.
I have an architect.
I have a plan.
I’m just crossing my fingers and toes and this point. I’m scared to death. But in life if we don’t take chances, we truly aren’t living at all. I took a leap, the first step on this journey. And it was hard, scary and a lot of fun.
But, if you want to share this crazy journey of mine you can follow my blog,
I plan on posting construction updates and other tidbits along the way.
I’m still writing. I just turned in a heavy batch of edits on Furry & Freaked. It’s so different from Freaksville. I love it! I am excited about Kasey’s arc and how much she has grown. I can’t wait until I can share it with all of you. It’s a bit darker than Freaksville. I didn’t use as much humor as I did in Freaksville.