Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Yikes! I forgot!

Hello everyone,
I am so sorry but I completely forgot to post a new blog as I came down with the most wretched chest infection. Today is the first day in a week where I am felt almost normal. I had a flu shot as well so it just goes to show how virulent these bugs are right now.
I have just sold another novel so that's great. It's one of my favourites so as soon as I find out the title I will let you know so you can keep an eye out for it.
This weekend I am attending the Heart Foundation Ball in Hobart and I am part of the silent auction. Bidders can bid for a novel dedication or for their name to be used as a character. The last time I did this was for the book Her Man of Honour which got a 5 out of 5 review and a reviewer's choice award so I am really looking forward to doing a good job on this one. I just hope I like the winner's name!
We are in the middle of painting and redecorating( again!) and it's mayhem manor here right now. It will look fabulous when it's done and already the hallway looks fabulous-very regency!
I hope you have a great rest of the week and next time I post I hope it will be from far north Queensland. I will tell you all about it next blog.
All the best,
Melanie xx

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Hi everyone,
It's a gorgeous day in Hobart today, cold and bright. I just took my dogs for a lovely walk and now they are sitting at my feet exhausted. That means they will leave me alone for an hour or two without dropping a ball at my feet and looking up at me plaintively! I can't resist brown-button eyes.
I am determined not to set a goal this week, I am taking all the pressure off and just doing what I can when I can. It's not my usual way of working but I have the painters in at the moment and it's so distracting. They are great fun and full of inspiration but it's hard for me to work when I am surrounded by people. Dogs and cats I can handle, even a friend or two dropping in for a quick cuppa but hours of people chatting in the background can do my head in! Mind you, these guys are great fun which makes it easier.
I am looking forward to a trip to tropical Queensland in a couple of weeks. A bit of warm sun will be most welcome.
Hope you have a great week.
Melanie x

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Half way through the year!

Hello everyone,
Well I can barely believe it but it is June already. Where has the time gone? It seems to be speeding past faster and faster every year but this year so far has been the quickest. I think when you are super busy there is never enough time so that contributes to that sense of time flying by.
I have been working on a new novel, a two book series with yummy Italian heroes, two brothers who are quite different and so too are their circumstances. I have finished book one and now I am on book two. I can already tell this is going to be a great book to write, the characters have already told me so much about themselves just as I was thinking about them!
It's been cold in Hobart over this past weekend. We've had the gas cranked up day and night. It's great reading and writing weather however so I am not complaining. I like the variety of our climate, it is constantly changing. The only thing I do not care for is the wind. It's annoying more than anything, I would much prefer it to rain.
I have a big week this week with plans to write heaps and lots of distractions along the way. I have appointments scattered all over the place which makes finding block time hard but who knows, I just might manage it!
Have a nice week,
Love Melanie x

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