September 19, 2007

Getting on the Blogging Bandwagon

I love reading other people's blogs, especially ones related to writing. I've decided it's high time I start my own blog. The trouble is, I'm so bad about writing in my personal journal (once a year if I'm lucky) it might be a challenge to keep up on this.

But here goes nothing!

Hmmm. What to talk about. I've been reading a fun suspense novel by Traci Hunter Abramson called The Deep End. It's the third in a series and I enjoyed the first two as well. It's about a world class swimmer who is in the Federal Witness Protection Program. CJ, the main character, wants to qualify for the Olympics, but every time she competes she puts herself in danger. There is also the complication of her major league baseball husband, who can't acknowledge that he knows her, let alone is married to her. If you want to know what happens you can read the book for yourself, but it is a fun read.

I've been working on a new novel myself. It's been two years since my first book came out and I'm hopeful that I'll have more published. I don't want to talk about what this book is about because that kind of takes the excitement out of writing it, but it is LDS fiction with romance and suspense.

Other things going on - my husband and I are remodeling one of our bathrooms. It's the bathroom our children use, but it really needs it. We (I use that term loosely since I mostly give suggestions while my husband does all the hard work) gutted the existing bathroom. I mean we took it down to the studs. I'll post some before and after pictures once there is an after. Right now it's going on three weeks and all that "we've" done is put in some wiring for the jetted tub and moved some plumbing so said tub will fit properly. Oh yeah, my husband also put a window in. This bathroom is on an outer wall, so I don't know why it didn't have a window to start with, but it looks so much better already.

Ok. I couldn't resist showing you how yucky the bathroom looked. It's nearly 25 years old. But below is how it looks so far. You can't really tell much, but you can see the pretty new window.

This room is pretty tiny, but I'm sure it will look good after the new tile, vanity, granite countertop, toilet, tub are put in. You name it, it's new. I hope the kids appreciate it.


Heather B. Moore said...

Hey, we're doing some remodeling too. It will be fun to see the "after" picture.

Stephanie Black said...

Best of luck with the bathroom project! Can't wait to see those "after" pictures.

And best of luck with your new book!

Traci Hunter Abramson said...


I just got onto your blog so that I could list yours in my links. I had to laugh when I found out you were reading my latest book! I hope you enjoy it. If nothing else, it's an excuse to avoid the remodeling project. I'm sure the bathroom will turn out great.

Good luck with your work in progress!

Annette Lyon said...

Welcome to blogland! Keep us updated on the "after."

Katie Parker said...

Hey, that's a pretty big feat, putting in a window like that. Good luck with the further renovations!

James Dashner said...

Welcome to the exciting and sometimes dangerous world of blogging, Christine! Be sure and not say bad things about your husband or he'll find out.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Hey Christine, good luck with the bathroom project. Sounds like it will be gorgeous when you're done.

Welcome to blogland. Be sure and drop by my blog, find the LDS Blogs Webring and sign up. We'd love to have you join our community.