Monday, November 14, 2011

exciting news - half a century!

Current work: new medical

Listening to: George Harrison

Reading: Julie Cohen, Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom (enjoyed very much – good layering of character)

I had some fantastic news from my editor on Friday – she accepted my 50th book (the Rome one)!

Given that my first M&B was accepted on 1 November 2001… that’s not bad. 50 books in 10 years (plus my local history ones – there are 11 of them as well).

So it was a bit of a weekend of celebrating. I bought a new bead for my bracelet (not the one I originally had in mind, as I discovered it was a clip rather than a bead – pity, but the new bead is very pretty and I’ve already clocked the one for the current book).

DH also bought me a pendant to celebrate the achievement, bless him.

And we went out to dinner with friends on Saturday night. (Yeah, course I had pudding – blueberry and raspberry Eton mess. Am back on straight and narrow today, though.)

Release date and title tbc – but as soon as I know there’s going to be a bit of a party around here, and possibly at other people’s blogs as well. The Riva girls’ first reaction was ‘yay’, followed swiftly by ‘party!’ – who am I to argue? :o) More details to follow…

7 comments:

Nell Dixon said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Nina Harrington said...

WOW! You are such an inspiration. Many congratulations on your achievement..And the pendant is gorgeous.

Liz Fielding said...

Definitely YAY! and party :) Love the pendant and bead, Kate.

scarlet wilson said...

Congratulations Kate - fab news and loving the bead!

Katie said...

Congrats! Love the bead and the necklace :-)

Lacey Devlin said...

Oh so pretty! Congrats, Kate! I'm glad you're celebrating in style!

Kate Hardy said...

Thanks, all! I'm so pleased with the pendant. And even more thrilled about #50 :)