Friday, September 12, 2008

Exciting times…

Current work: nonfic; MH duo book 2
Listening to: Green Day
Reading: (I will pick up another book soon… need to finish mine first)


The shopping trip was mostly successful – Madam has her guitar book, I have new strings, we have a new electric steamer (DH broke ours – but he was doing me a favour and washing up at the time, so I couldn’t exactly moan)… but the most important bit (the school uniform) is going to take a month. I just hope son manages not to lose his remaining polo shirts before the ones I’ve ordered arrive…


Anyway, while I was in John Lewis, I was forced to go and look at the Radley sunglasses. Sun said the ones I had originally liked look utterly stupid. But he did think another pair looked fabulous. He was all set to tell his dad to buy them for me... and then he spotted the price tag. ‘You REALLY think Dad will pay that?’ Possibly not. ‘Mum, you’re not really going to spend that much money on a pair of sunglasses, are you?’ Well, the Raybans are more expensive. These are a barrrrgain. (His expression was identical to the one on DH’s whenever I go anywhere near anything Radley-oriented. Definitely like father, like son.)


However, as my soundcard has gone on my PC and I have a nasty feeling my PC is about to go splat and need replacing, maybe discretion has to be the better part of valour this week.

Came home to a really exciting email. You know when authors say, ‘I had some fantastic news from my publisher but I can’t breathe a word’ and it’s really, REALLY irritating? Well, it’s my turn to make one of those pronouncements. And oh, I’m excited. But I can’t breathe a word. (Those who know me well and think they can press the right buttons to get it out of me – no, this is a completely different project and I really am sworn to secrecy.)

So instead, I’ll leave you a pic with the sunset from last night. Pretty stunning.


Plan for today: visiting Dad this morning and topping up various supplies for him, bless him. We had the good news that the panel has ratified the decision, so all is well on that front. Am hoping the other icky stuff due to hit later this month can be averted… but if not, I have several books to work on to keep me sane. And my next one’s a Christmas one: I love writing Christmas books.

6 comments:

Jan Jones said...

You are SUCH a tease!

Nell said...

I hate not knowing secrets - I'm just nosey.

Christina Phillips said...

Oooh you tease, Kate!!!

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - I know. Bad, bad me.

Kate Hardy said...

Nell - me, too. But I am sworn to secrecy.

Kate Hardy said...

Christina: heh, heh, heh. (That was an evil cackle, in case you wondered.)