Tuesday 4 November 2008

One Night Stand, Chocolate & Eggheads

The only areas of my life that lack self-control are my need to indulge in chocolate, and having to buy new books. So far this week, I've had three deliveries from Amazon. I daren't tell R that I've just received another email announcing that my order has been despatched, what another one?

Yesterday, my copy of Julie Cohen's, One Night Stand arrived. I'm already about a third of the way through another book - and loving it too, but decided to have a 'quick peak' inside the delicious black covers of One Night Stand. Needless to say, I'm now half way through, and as with all Julie's other books, I'm loving it.

I'm happy that I've now reached 75% of the way through S&S, although, to be honest, I think I'm going to end up with a higher word count, and may have to change the counter thingy.

Work has been a massive effort the past few days and not being able to comfort myself by stuffing my face with the usual chocolates hasn't helped, especially as a member of my team has bought (and opened) a tin of Celebrations. Okay, I'll admit it, I did have two, but for an out-and-out chocoholic that really is very restrained.

I thought the Romantic Novelists, Melanie, Catherine, Julie, Judy and Phillipa did marvellously well against the Eggheads on TV yesterday. Well done ladies.


Melissa Amateis said...

I thought I was doing great on my chocolate-eating, but then I didn't have the best day yesterday, so I bought another bag of Dove Dark Chocolate. Oh well.

HelenMWalters said...

Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is?

Annie Wicking said...

I have three piles of books by the side of my bed ready for the time when I have time to read.

I'm hoping that might be sometime in the Christmas holiday, I hope.

Best wishes,

Christina Phillips said...

lol on chocolate is the answer!!! I like that one!!!

Carol said...

Me too.....I couldn't agree more....although I might have to add wine as well!!

I'm not allowed to buy any more books till we're back in the UK....I now have a tbr list and I've just added One Night Stand to it :-)

C x

Lane Mathias said...

I caught the end of Eggheads. Weren't they great. And so poised.

(Chocolate and books always help. Always!)

Karen said...

Chocolate and books should be the answer to everything :o)

DAB said...

Did someone mention chocolate!!?
:-) TFx

Ladybird World Mother said...

YOU ONLY HAD TWO CELEBRATIONS???!! Wow. That is impossible for me and my big mouth. (no, not my husband, just me)
We had some chocolates in our cupboard in my pre-school today. The Ofsted Inspector came this morning. While she went away to make her 'judgements' (aarrgghh) I ate 12 quality street. Say no more. So well done with 2 celebrations.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

melissa marsh - I love the sound of Dove Dark chocolate, yum.

helenmh - lol, I love the way you think

annie - I never seem to have enough time to read either. Here's hoping I manage some time at Christmas too.

christina phillips - me too!

carol - yes, that too, of course.

It's probably a good idea to wait till you return to buy more books, I agree. Difficult though.

lane - they were brilliant, I was so impressed.

(I agree. When all else fails, eat chocolate and hide with a good book).

karen - most definately.

TF - They certainly did.

ladybird world mum - I had one today too. I don't blame you having 12, I would have done too i the circumstances.

Fionnuala said...

Chocolate and wine....Is it a girl writer thing do you think?! x

claire p said...

Chocolate, books and writing, are you my long lost twin or something? Michelle said I'd like your sight and she was right. Look forward to reading more. What's you novel about? Well done for getting so far.

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Jan said...

I saw EggHeads by accucdent and Im VERY glad I did!

Tamsyn Murray said...

Have sky+'ed Eggheads.

Chocolate is an essential tool for writers. When I am in charge it will be available on the NHS (although given that prescriptions cost over seven squid these days and a Mars is about 50p I may have to rethink this).
In the meantime, vote Tam!

Kaye Manro said...

I love Julie Cohen, Debs. Great book there. What? You only ate two chocolates? Good for you. I would have eaten the entire box.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

fionnula - probably, but it's definately a female thing!

clair p - thanks for your lovely comment, I've popped over to your site and love it too, best of luck with the novel.

My novel is a contemporary romance, and I'm trying to finish working on it so I can send it out.

anonymous - thank you?

tam - prescriptions cost over £7? They used to be £1.50 here, I thought that was expensive. They're now free. However, I shall definately Vote Tam for the chocolate.

kaye manro - I probably would have eaten more if the box was closer to my desk!