Sunday, March 04, 2012
Living in Chaos - Kate Walker
Why is this?
We were doing OK last week. The weather has been kind to us. It was mild, clear, even sunny for a couple of days, so it wasn't too uncomfortable at all. But today the weather has changed completely - goinf g from early spring back to late winter with a vengeance! The skies darkened, the rain started to fall - and grow colder - and now there's freezing sleet swirling outside. If it stays like this it's going to be a chilly and difficult week.
I'm almost tempted to wish that I'd never started this - to say no, stoip - please! I want to go back to how it was. Or I want to run away and leave it all behind me. But as my husband keeps saying to me - or I keep saying to him the rest of the time - it will be worth it when it's done! Next week they start rebuilding the kitchen. New cupboards and worktops, the new cooker and hob will be delivered and installed. We'll actually be able to cook meals! And at the same time the new boiler and radiators will be put in - and at last we'll be warm again. I can't wait.
It was just this weekend when the cold and miserable weather made me feel that I couldn't cope with this any longer that I realised how much like the emotional journey of a romance novel this has all been. We started out knowing things had to change and planning how it would be in the future. There were disagreements and debates, some things didn't work out as we planned. We never expected that the old boiler would have to be taken out quite so early, making everything so much more difficult than we'd thought. We've been up and down, taking two steps forward, one step back just like in the stories of my heroes and heroines. And then this weekend it felt like that notorious Black Moment when everything seemed as bad as it could get.
The trouble is - they're starting on the bathroom after that!
Kate’s latest novel The Devil and Miss Jones is out this week in Mills & Boon Modern Romance and will be released in Harlequin Presents Extra in April. She also has a reprint of her Bedded By The Greek Billionaire in the 3 in 1 By Request - His Suitable Bride. You can find out all her latest news on her Web site or her blog.