It’s been a real, old fashioned November day today, murky and damp. I’m still struggling to shake off a horrible virus, and was in two minds whether or not to go to church today. I compromised and took the car (which I hate) instead of walking (which I love). I’ve missed the past couple of weeks, so I didn’t realise that today we had a baptism. It was lovely – the church was packed, and there were lots of children, which makes a welcome change. The little boy who was Christened was very good, considering how strange it must have been for a two-year-old. His extended family seemed to enjoy themselves – fingers crossed we see some of them again, sometime!
My other bit of good news is that I’ve had another story accepted by Harlequin Mills and Boon. Details still need to be finalised, but Dario and Josie’s story will be appearing in 2012. Watch this space for details!
Finally, news of my Big Blog Tour. I’m blogging here at the moment http://nas-dean.blogspot.com/ and for details of my next appearances with the free book offers etc, check here http://rbpp-ch.blogspot.com/
Yesterday, I turned in the manuscript of my latest Mills & Boon Modern Romance, provisionally entitled Fire and Ice. As my editor is taking a few days well earned rest, today I squeezed in a sneaky day away from the computer. That meant spending some time in the garden. I’d love to say this is a picture of my handiwork, but sadly, it isn’t! I also went for a nice long walk, listening out for the cuckoo. No luck – the wind is still a bit chilly for him. I’ve been trying to walk a minimum of twelve thousand steps per day to counteract the time I spend sat at the keyboard, but it’s hard work! I need lots of encouragement, and with the beautiful river Wye 3,500 steps away (a figure burned into my brain), that’s one obvious target. Unfortunately, to get there I have to pass the only shop for miles around. It sells chocolate.