Current work: med/Vienna book tweaks
Listening to: Beethoven/Roberto Alagna
Reading: Kristan Higgins, Somebody to Love (fabulous – her books are always a treat)
I’m thrilled to say that my 52nd book – aka the Vienna book – has been accepted. Publication date is some time in early 2013; title to be confirmed.
And the big news is that it’s to a different line. Bit of a sea change, but as from now I write for Harlequin Romance (Cherish in the UK) rather than Presents. Extra/Riva. And obviously I’m still a medical author!
And yes, we went out to dinner last night to celebrate. Nothing fancy, just the local pub, but it was nice to go out and celebrate.
The last couple of years have been a real struggle for me, both personally and workwise. My post yesterday on Liz Fenwick’s blog, about resilience, was very heartfelt. And what got me through a fairly bumpy time was having some seriously good friends who listened, were my cheer squad, and most importantly didn’t let me wallow and get miserable. The Vienna book is dedicated to them, with much love and thanks.
The future is looking brighter than it has for a long, long time. The personal stuff is pretty much resolved (as in my dad is at peace now, and I'm staying well out of reach of the people in my life who gave me unnecessary grief - if they apologised for their unkind, spiteful behaviour, I'd be prepared to forgive, but I'm certainly not putting myself forward for more of the same treatment); I’ve also made a decision to look after myself a bit better than I have been (hence the Kate Unlardy Project); and workwise I’m feeling really enthusiastic because I think that the Romance line will fit my voice better. My ideas are flowing again, which is always a good sign. Obviously I still have a bit of a learning curve to come, but the really big worries I’ve been living with for the last few months are over for now. It will be lovely not to be wide awake and worrying at 3am.
Onwards and upwards - that's my mantra.
Have a nice day :)