By Nancy Cummings
Two years ago I converted the guest room to a writing room. After writing at the kitchen table for ages, I was thrilled to have a space of my own and be able to shut out the world. I find I need quiet and calm to hear myself think. However, last summer, as I sat on the futon and listened to the birds outside, I realized I hated everything about my writing room except the futon and the birds. I hated the dingy old wallpaper, how cold the room was in the winter and even the rug on the floor.
So I decided to fix it and create a writing room I actually liked spending time in.
First I stripped off the wallpaper and painted the walls my favorite color, a pale aqua. Then I got rid of all the old furniture cluttering up the room and left the two things I actually liked: my desk and the futon (it’s comfy). A bookshelf, filing cabinet, new rug, curtains and a space heater later, I now have a space that is relaxing and calm.
I still have some pictures that need to go on the bare walls and I want to get a few cat-safe plants once Spring finally arrives. I guess the perfect room is always a work in progress. The best things about the room (the birds and the comfy futon) haven’t changed, though.
On particularly cold days I take my laptop downstairs and park next to the fireplace. As you can see, my writing partner is keeping the chair warm.
Nancey Cummings Bio
Nancey writes fun, fast romances with sweet alien men and strong minded women. She lives outside Philadelphia in an old house with her husband and two cats.
She’ll do anything for her son.
Even marry an alien.
Rosemary left Earth to make a better life for her seven-year-old son. She’s got a good job, a nice house, and one minor problem: she needs to marry a Mahdfel warrior if she wants to stay.
Better the devil you know…
She can take her chances and marry a stranger or she can accept an offer from an unlikely candidate: Mene. She doesn’t like him and she thought he didn’t like her. He can barely look at her without snarling. But then again, none of the other warriors are any better.
He might not be handsome…
No female can look Mene in the eye and not flinch. But beneath his scarred face and gruff demeanor is a good man. A man who wants a mate and family.
His warrior’s heart burns for the curvaceous and vibrant human female, but she’s very clear she’s not interested in love.
He’ll show her that his passion is anything but fake.