Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Starting Something New - Kate Hewitt

September always feels like the beginning of the year to me, with school starting and the fresh smell of autumn in the air. It feels like a good time to make resolutions or start new things--and wow, have I started a lot of new things lately! 

A month ago my family and I moved from New York City to a small village on the northwest coast of England. We got a dog, my children have all started new schools, my husband a new job, and life feels very different. It’s exciting and nerve-racking and overwhelming all at once. 

Amidst all this change I’ve been working on my 20th romance for Harlequin Presents, and I feel very thankful to have that constant in my life. When house, children, dog, and moving boxes are all chaos around me, it’s been great to turn on my computer and lose myself in my current story. Yet I’ve also started something new with writing--I’ve self-published a historical saga Down Jasper Lane available now on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble, and soon on Kobo and Amazon. Down Jasper Lane was originally published in hardcover, and I’m very pleased to be able to offer a revised and expanded version to readers in digital format for a much cheaper price! You can check it out here:

I also have a Harlequin Presents out this month, The Secret Baby Scandal, a duet with the wonderful Jennie Lucas. Leave a comment on whether you like starting new things, or what new things you may have started, and I’ll draw a winner for a copy of one of my recent releases, either The Matchmaker Bride or The Man Who Could Never Love.

Happy reading,



marybelle said...

New things & change can be very exciting. If you have some control over it.

host said...

Usually I dread changes, but the moment they begin I feel excitement and all the adrenaline... It's a good thing; otherwise life would be boring :)

Desere said...

Hi Kate,

I adore doing new things it is like a new mini project everything and the more difficult is sounds the more challenging it is to me !

And it does make life intersting and keeps me on my toes!

Congratz on the release and thanks so much for the chance to win !

All the best

Nas Dean said...

Hi Kate,

It must be interesting to discover new places and visit new towns.

COngratulations on the new release!

Laney4 said...

I enjoy learning/doing new things, but mostly when it is shared with someone else. It matters not whether it is shared with my husband, my sister, or one of my girlfriends, as long as we enjoy it together.
That being said, I am more focused on finishing up what I've started these days. At 52, I'm realizing that I need to sort through junk and get rid of it so my kids aren't saddled with it down the line (after having gone through my parents' and in-laws' stuff for ages). One of the things on my to-do list is working on my scrapbooks. I'm only up to 1992 right now. I have till 1997 in magnetic photo albums, and the rest to date is found in monthly file folders, stacked up to my basement ceiling (which I know isn't the best place for it with dampness and such down there).

chey said...

I like to start new things. Hopefully I'll finish the project in a timely manner!

Sonali said...

Hi Kate,

Congratulations on your new release. I love starting new things although its a different story that i hardly finish them...Lol. Trying new things is usually so much fun. Recently i have started yoga to loose a bit of weight that i have gained over the past few months.

ev said...

WOW!! That is one heck of a change and move to make! I have a friend who just moved from Upstate NY, to Ireland for at least a year- teaching on a Fulbright Scholarship. I'm kinda jealous of you!!

Pat Cochran said...

Your mention of starting anew makes me think of all who are having to start
over due to earthquake, hurricanes, and
wildfires! So many have been left with-
out homes!

Pat Cochran

Denise said...

Hi Kate! I'm not a big fan of change, so I don't particularly love starting new things, but I always adapt.

I'm so jealous that you're living in England; I was there for a study abroad program in the first half of this year, and I miss it!

Congrats on your new historical release!

Kate Hewitt said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your comments! I understand about not liking change--I don't think I really like it, even if I've got used to it. The thing about moving is it takes so much to settle and adjust, and you just can't rush the process (kind of like writing a book, I suppose).

England has been lovely although the weather this last week has been absolutely horrid. That's been tough, because we are used to beautiful Septembers!

I like the idea of starting something new like yoga or scrapbooking. I have been searching for a hobby (other than reading or writing) and I might take up one of those :)

Michele L. said...

I don't mind change. I have had so much going on in my life that I have to learn to adapt. So change doesn't me much but I sure wish I had a life where I could just sit and enjoy the roses! But then again, maybe I would get bored...

Congrats on your new book!

desitheblonde said...

me i love to see what is going on
all the time we go to blue grass
festival and then go to iffernt town and state and get to see alot
i would love to read your book and blog on it