I confess that I have a real estate addiction, and the internet has totally fed into that. I love looking at houses of all kinds (old, new, big, little, exotic, simple, rustic...) even though I'm totally happy with my own modest home (hey, it's home and it suits me and I like my neighbors and my neighborhood).
It plays into that whole "what if" writer part of me. Looking at houses, I can imagine characters. Scenes. Possibilities.
But sometimes it's just fun to look for the sake of looking. Who knows? Maybe someday I'll be rich and I'll buy an extra house. Like this one.
Or...maybe the hero of my next book will live in a similar house. I've been thinking of using Lake Geneva as a setting again. A place like that would be perfect.
Then again, I'm partial to Montana. This would be a fantastic setting. The lake adds a nice touch, doesn't it?