As I’ve mentioned to you before, winter is heavy writing time for me. I work on outlines for new books, write a new book, and read research for books I’m working on for the future, and do a LOT of editing, as always. As I write this, I am waiting for a manuscript to arrive, with comments from my editor, which I was going to work on today, and it’s stuck in a blizzard somewhere in the East. (Which gives me a day off today, which is rare for me this time of year!!!) It’s a good time of year to write, it’s cold everywhere I live, the weather is usually lousy, snowy, rainy, cold, and I’m happy staying indoors to work, with the occasional break, having dinner with one of my kids, in whichever city I’m in. We celebrated my youngest son’s birthday last week, which was fun, and I’m enjoying spending time with whichever one is available and willing to share a meal with me, and the rest of the time I work.
My daughters who work in fashion are crazed at the moment, working at fashion week, and travelling from New York to London to Paris, to work on fashion week in each city. And some years, one of them works in Milan too. It sounds like a fun job, and I’m sure it is, but it’s also LOT of work.
Winter seems like a good time of the year to work hard, whatever business you’re in, there’s a lot less to do outside, unless you live in Florida or Hawaii or someplace warm!!!
I’ll be reporting to you soon about some of the fashion shows I go to. And my very exciting news is that my latest hardcover, “Until the End of Time” opened on the New York Times Bestseller list yesterday at #1, and my current hardcover “Betrayal” is #2. And they’re #2 on the EBook list!!! I never get blasé about that, and am always grateful and excited when a book is doing well. It’s thrilling, no matter how many bestsellers you’ve had. It’s kind of like winning a race!!! Very, very exciting for me. I hope you read either of them. I’m very excited about “Until the End of Time”, it’s a really sweet book and I love the story about two couples, forty years apart, whose fates are intertwined. Read the book and find out!!! It’s one of my favorite books!!!
We’re working on picking covers for the books coming out next fall, and I’m really excited about that too!! So much thought and so many decisions go into the preparation for a book, and it’s a really pretty cover. “Until the End of Time” has a beautiful cover too!!!
So I’m thinking of you, working hard, and hope that all is well with you!!!