I'm still trying to get that 'New Start' going really - so much to catch up on , specially since I discovered that the sprained back was not as recovered as I thought - have you ever tried typing lots of words with a frozen shoulder ? Oh well, we're getting there.
And yesterday turned out to be a good day in the hope that 2017 is looking brighter as the days gone on. The great thing about being in a family of two writers, then you get to celebrate successes on both sides - and yesterday turned out to be a day well worth celebrating.
Success 1 - the Babe Magnet,
Some years ago (in 2000) the babe Magnet wrote a book called Write Yourself a New Life - A Life-changing Course Where You and Your Words are the Tutor
It was successful for a while and there were several courses - at Writers' Holidays for example -
that followed on from it. But then it went out of print. But he didn't forget about it and this week a different publisher has bought it and will be re-publishing it in a revised and new format - hopefully to be out in autumn.
So Write Yourself a New Life will have a new life - and probably a new title- details when I know them,
Success 2 - Kate Wallker
Then to really make yesterday a day of celebrations my editor emailed to let me know that the revisions on the book I was working on and had sent to her before Christmas had worked 'wonderfully' and she was accepting the book. So that's my 66th title for Harlequin done and dusted - er, well, apart from a title and art details . . .
If you remember this was part on of a duo I was working on called - in my working title anyway - The Scandalous O'Sullivan Sisters. This was Imogen's story, so now my current project is the second half of this duo and I'm busy working on the younger sister - Ciara's story. It does help that I know a lot of her story already because it's tied up with Imogen's romance.
So we've been celebrating - and now it's time for that back to work feeling and more words on the page. #67 here I come!