Sunday 15 February 2009

The New Romantics

S & J are on their way to the French Pyrenees this morning, but S didn't go before leaving me this book, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas to read this week. Ive already finished this book (5.30pm) and it was fantastic. Now I just want to see the film.

So, whilst I've made the most of having a child-free house, I've been nibbling on chocolates and adding hot water to my ever cooling, bath water - well, I had no intention of getting out before reaching the end of, Tell Me Something (great ending too!) - R has been busily planting potatoes in the veg garden. You see, I may be a little dippy sometimes, but even I know how to get out of doing something back-breaking.

I snuck back downstairs to the computer, just in time for himself to appear at the window and announce, "Ahh, so there you are. Don't worry coming out, I've nearly finished." I smiled sweetly (well, as much as I possibly could with a guilty conscience) and turned back to the screen to catch up with my blog list.

On my blog list I found, The New Romantics site. Now, having been an ardent Simon Le Bon fan, I was captivated and had to delve further. This is a fab site, set up by seven romantic novelists whose books I adore, and offering insights, a fab competition and event organizing, as well as much more. It's therefore well worth looking at. I've already added it to the bottom of this blog, so that I can find it quickly when I need to.

I'm submitting a short story and entering a competition today, as well as carrying on with more (yes, more) editing, and, hang on a sec... sorry, I just had to grab another chocolate, and now I can't remember what I was going to say. Ah well, have a great Sunday.


HelenMWalters said...

Good luck with the subbing and the comp. Sounds like you're having a great day.

Jayne said...

Sounds like a wonderful day so far, Debs! I'm enjoying the New Romantics site as well :) xx

Tamsyn Murray said...

The New Romantics site is great, isn't it?
Enjoy the rest of your day (and thos new potatoes when they've grown!)

Lucy Diamond said...

Enjoy the peace and quiet - sounds blissful! (and thank you so much for the link!)

Kat W said...

Sounds like you are having a fabulous, relaxing and productive time. Kat :-)

Jenny Beattie said...

Ooh, that book's on our book club list. I'm really looking forward to reading it. Let us know what you think.

Have a lovely rest of the day.

DAB said...

Don't be dropping those chocs in the bath water now ;-) TFx

Chris Stovell said...

Chocolate is vair, vair good for the brain, Debs, and, no doubt, for writing power too. Good luck with the short story and comp.

Unknown said...

Good luck with the editing - it's what I should be doing right this very minute!

Lane Mathias said...

Good luck with the subs Debs.
And that was a very clever manoeuvre to get out of planting potatoes:-)

Anonymous said...

good luck with story debs! Can I have a chocolate please? your day sounds great!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helen - thanks. It was a lovely day, so peaceful, for a change.

mummy - I love that site, and will definately keep popping by.

tam - it's fab. Hope you have a great day too.

lucy diamond - thanks, I'm relishing the peace.

The site is wonderful, I love it.

katw - I certainly am, and making the most of it.

jj - thanks. The book was excellent, especially the ending. I read it in 2 hours.

tf - I won't, I save that trick for the phone.

chrish - I'm so pleased. With the amount I eat, I should be giving Einstein a run for his money.

liz - I think I'll be doing this for the rest of my life!

lane - I wish I could be as inventive with my writing!

motherx - of course you can have a chocolate.

claire p said...

How do you read so quickly? I'm soooo slow and it's so frustrating!

I love chocolates, any left?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

claire p - I think it helps that I don't have small children interrupting me - and I lock myself in the bathroom for hours. This was a short book though, and utterly fab, I couldn't put it down.

No chocs left, I'm such a guts!