Friday, 12 April 2013

Birthday, Writing & World Book Night

I had a wonderful birthday this week waking up to a beautiful sunny day, with lots of thoughtful gifts ranging from a Kindle Fire HD, a bracelet, bouquets of flowers, a gorgeous lavender plant for my garden, a bottle of champagne, a cover with keyboard for my Kindle Fire (see pic), many beautiful birthday cards and a fun meal out with Rob and Sas. There was good news from my agent, who liked a book idea of mine, so I've now got my head down and am writing the first draft of my next book - very exciting.
 
It hasn't been an easy start to 2013 - being made redundant from a job I love, etc - but I now feel that there are only good things to come and together with the warmer, (hopefully) sunnier weather that's on it's way, life is looking a lot brighter now.
 
My books for World Book Night have arrived in the island and I'm going to collect these tomorrow and meet with a few other Givers to discuss their ideas for distributing the books.
 
Hope you have a sunny, happy weekend.

18 comments:

Jean Bull said...

Happy Birthday, Debs! It looks as if things are really looking up for you. Good Luck with writing your new book:)

Cally Taylor said...

Oooh what lovely presents! Sorry 2013 has got off to a bad start for you but it sounds like it may be picking up. Great news about the new novel.

Melissa Marsh said...

Belated birthday wishes! And it's always great when your agent loves your next novel idea, right? Have fun!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Great to hear that, Debs - and glad you had a lovely day!

Chris Stovell said...

You've got a terrific agent, Debs, so you're in good hands. I hope 2013 gets better and better for you. Cx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Jean - thank you so much.

Cally - thanks and congratulations, once again, for your fab book news.x

Melissa - thanks, I will.

Kate - thanks so much.x

Chris - I do, I'm very lucky. Thank you.x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Glad you had such a great birthday, Debs - and it sounds as though you're heading for good times ahead!

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Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Thanks Rosemary, I'm ever the optimist.x

Karen said...

I didn't realise you'd actually been made redundant Debs, so sorry to hear that.

Glad you had a wonderful birthday though, and here's to a happy year xx

Faye said...

Sounds like after a rocky start, 2013 is taking a better turn. Looks like this is going to be a good writing year which I'm sure is some comfort for the job situation.

Happy birthday, Debs and all the best for the rest of 2013.

Mama J said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday. Good luck with the new novel.

Deborah Carr said...

karen - it's a shame, but these things happen. I did have a wonderful birthday though.x

faye - I think many people are having a rocky start to this year, but hopefully things are on the Up!

mama - thank you, you too.x

Amanda said...

Super presents Debs, so glad you had a lovely birthday X

Flowerpot said...

sounds like a lovely birthday and great to have good news from your agent - enjoy!

sheepish said...

Belated birthday wishes and good luck for the rest of the year. And lets hope the sunny weather is finally here to stay, it will help the writing no end.

galant said...

Belated birthday greetings, Debs! Not looked in for a week or so, so missed your birthday post!
Margaret P

Debs Carr said...

Amanda, Flowerpot, Sheepish and Galant - thanks so much for your lovely comments.x