Winter. In my neck of the woods, the warm weather lasts close to seven months (October to April) so a chance to rug up in winter clothes and drink hot soup is a novelty indeed. I love the bite of a cold morning, your breath on the air and the gorgeous winter scarves and boots that abound. Love winter!
End of financial year sales - I love to shop. Yes, apparently I have champagne tastes on a beer income but it is an addiction I'm not really confident of overcoming. Bags, jewelry, stationery and electronic gadgets are my weakness, as well as books of the online-purchase-instant-gratification variety. Shop assistants and eBay love me.
Our writing conference. Romance Writers of Australia are celebrating their 20th national conference in August and I'm thrilled and excited to be a part of that - not just as a speaker but as a member of our wonderful writing organization. Many writers Down Under (including me) simply would not have been published if it weren't for their support and encouragement.
Edits for my next book. Yes, it may seem strange but I'm eager for those revisions that will mark my Harlequin Desire #6. I actually wrote the original version of this story close to thirteen years ago, so the journey to get Luke and Beth's story on the shelves has been a long one!
Replenishing the well - many writers I know have another creative outlet, separate to writing, that stretches their brain and keeps the spark burning. Because I love playing with fonts and colors, I design websites. And because I'm a Gemini, I'm also working on a bunch of other stories and writing projects (of course, none are quite complete as yet...)
Writing that next book. And so the circle of writing life goes on
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Award-winning Paula Roe's next Harlequin Desire (title as yet unconfirmed) will be a 2012 release. You can check out her backlist on www.paularoe.com as well as writing articles and helpful links.