Friday, July 13, 2012

The Game

Here's the blurb for my novella:

To win the game, all Cécile has to do is hold out against the seductive powers of Jean-Luc Galibru, a handsome French actor who seems to think he’s God’s gift to women.
From dinner in Paris, to a heady summer on the Loire, Jean-Luc puts on a Prix d'Or performance, and Cécile finds herself disarmed by his unfaltering kindness and affection – half wishing she could forget the man behind the act, the Don Juan who just can’t take no for an answer.
But it’s just a game. It should be easy, Cécile has never climbed into bed with any man without being in love with him first, and she’d never be fool enough to fall for a man like Jean-Luc Galibru.

Available now on Kindle:
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Reading, Writing, and (not so much) Arithmetic

It's been good to get back to reading – I hadn't realised how much I'd not been doing any until I started using my phone as a Kindle earlier this year. I've read some excellent, unputdownable stuff since. From Sue Moorcroft and Lucy Diamond, through Cally Taylor and Rowan Coleman, and on to Rosy Thornton, all during moments snatched here and there (at the playground after school, in the dentist's waiting room, at the level crossing while for four trains go through) all times when I've never had a book with me before.

And the writing too. I've been working on a new novel, not by choice you understand, but because the characters keep having conversations in my head, and I have to record it all at their behest. You know what it's like. Then there have been the shorties, not many written and edited this year, but one or two are now ready for subbing. Can't remember the last time I subbed a shorty. I feel like a newbie again! I've also been putting the final touches to a novella I wrote years ago, and which will be out soon as an ebook - watch this space!

So rather than doing other stuff while I procrastinate about writing, I've been writing while procrastinating about other stuff (mostly my OU maths degree). Needless to say, the house is a mess, but my soul is once more ordered and at peace, even if I'm back to hopping up from the meal table every five minutes because "I must just write something down."

Saturday, April 28, 2012

An Update

Life improves, and - although I am so behind with everything that it's hard to tell - things are clearly much easier than they were six months ago. Husband's leg is very much better. He is walking (albeit still with a limp), and continuing to make gradual progress. The small boy has started at his sisters' school, which has had a very positive effect on all our lives. I have work coming out of my ears (which is a very good thing, and I am not complaining...).

I am heading to Scotland next month for a chunk of respite care in the arms of my beloved mountains - I wasn't planning to take the laptop, but am tempted to try writing something; I have not written a word since January, which saddens me, as my head is bursting with stories of many kinds. I am struggling a bit with my OU course (it always comes bottom of the list), but loving it when I can settle to a few hours of linear recurrence series and the like ;o) On the flip side, the smaller girl has broken her arm (less said about that the better!), and I injured my eye last week - but we are both healing well!

Looking forward to a better year :o)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Different Kind of Blog

I have been blogging; not here, but where inspiration has taken me for now: Life on the Spectrum. The older posts were taken from Asperger's-related posts I'd written here, but there are a few new ones too. Similarly themed tweets can be found @spectrum_life. It might not be your cup of tea, but you're welcome to take a look.

In other news: husband's leg is improving. After a major setback in January (requiring another ten days in hospital and two further operations), he's now able to (for example) come downstairs without holding on. We're getting there. Life is finding its new normality. One day soon, I will get back to my pile of shorties-to-be-edited. I might even get to read a book! And when I have found that space for reading and writing, I will get back to blogging here :o)