Current work: Medical
Listening to: Nick Drake
Reading: Bernardine Kennedy, Old Scores – finished over the weekend and enjoyed; also Jim Lynch, The Highest Tide, which was fabulous. Sort of a coming-of-age story; I also learned tons about the sea, the characterisation was superb, the dialogue was spot on, and I will be watching out for his future books.
I’m blogging in two other places again today. Firstly I’m at Love is the Best Medicine, talking about fantasy houses for characters in books. (There’s a chance to win a free book, so do go over and comment.) And secondly I’m at I Heart Presents (that’ll be later today US time), talking about how I became a writer.
And why am I overexcited? Three reasons. Firstly, I discovered that Playboy Boss, Pregnancy of Passion was at #1 yesterday in the Harlequin chart (thank you very much to the readers who put me there). Number two, I’ll tell you about tomorrow. And number three, the really big one, is that my ed liked the revisions to my 40th M&B (my 12th Modern Heat), so ‘Good Girl or Gold Digger?’– aka the fairground book – will be out in the UK in March 2010.
The title’s quite different – not a hooky one, but I hope it gives a fun, flirty, tense feel. My working title was ‘Something About You’, which I guess wasn’t quite catchy enough (and kind of reminds me of ‘Something About Mary’, which has slapstick connotations – not my style). I did suggest something to do with steam (to tie in with the setting), but maybe not. Anyway, it feels wonderful to get to another milestone. Especially after a bad crow day on Friday, when I’d managed to convince myself that my creativity was in permanent hibernation.
Weekend – well, I have a deadline, so I was nose to grindstone for most of it. But I did skive off on Saturday to go to the beach (more about this later in the week, because it was research-related) and spent Saturday evening watching ‘August Rush’ with DH and the kids – thoroughly enjoyable film, and there were quite a few bits that resonated with me. Reckon that might have sorted my next Friday PHS slot…
Have a nice day!