Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Still Catching Up


I’m ashamed to realise that my unhealthy preoccupation with Alejandro and The Deadline meant that I failed to mention earlier something pretty important and very exciting. Fortunately Michelle Styles, Natasha Oakley, Kate Hardy and Susan Stephens are better women than I, so you probably already know that 2008 is the National Year of Reading, which is a ‘year long celebration of reading, in all its forms.’ To my mind, reading-- like friendship and Friday evenings—is something we should all celebrate, often, so I’m really delighted to have been invited to be the writer in residence for Cheshire Libraries. Sadly, being a writer in residence doesn’t mean you get to live in the library for a year, which would be my idea of heaven, (I’d bed down in the far corner by Historicals, and work my way steadily from there, via Biography, to Romance and General Fiction, with frequent sorties into Cookery to dream over beautifully photographed recipes that—since I was living in the library, I’d be under no pressure at all to attempt) however, it does mean that this Saturday I get to spend a couple of hours talking heroes and happy endings at Macclesfield Library. If you’re going to be anywhere near, we’ll have the kettle on at 10am sharp, so come and join us!

Yesterday, once I’d done my thousand words (1194 actually—how keen am I?) I started work on the Great Website Update, and that’s why this morning I have a sore shoulders, a slight hangover and have had only four hours sleep.

And it’s still nowhere near fully functional.

7 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

Hugs, India. The words "website update" usually mean extra grey hairs *g*

Dunno why I'm smiling - I need to do mine!

Michelle Styles said...

Do not speak the dreaded words -- site update. I have been threatening to do more than the bare minimum for ages!
However, yours looks lovely and I am particularly glad to see when Angelo's Captive Virgin is out. I will make a note to put a review on eharlequin. And the new book looks lovely...

Natasha Oakley said...

LOL And there was I thinking you all enjoyed it.

Enjoy yourself today, India.

Liz Fielding said...

Uh-oh. Web update... I have someone else do the actual work, but I still have to put all the words together.

India said...

Thanks for the group therapy, ladies. It's good to know I'm not alone! Kate, I bet you're a whizz at yours-- and if you're not, you have a son who can help you out!

Michelle, it's really kind of you to say you'll flag up Angelo on eharl. It's been a year since my last US release, so I'm a new girl all over again.

Enjoy it? Natasha, you have to be kidding. I enjoy it about as much as having my bikini line waxed. 'Nuff said?!

Liz, I've been seriously thinking about getting someone to do mine for me from scratch, but think my ignorance about the whole thing is so profound that I wouldn't even be able to start to explain what I want. Your site is great because you update it regularly and keep it really fresh and interesting. I'm envious and inspired in equal measure!

Liz Fielding said...

India, the fabulous Ally Blake does mine and she makes it absolutely painless, I promise you.

India said...

Liz, that blows my theory that creativity and technological competence are mutually exclusive right out of the water. How can it be fair that one person can be so multi-talented, and gorgeous too?