Natasha Oakley - British Romance Author

Writer of tug-at-the-heartstrings, feel-good romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Selling well, writing slowly!

Now you see this is bad!

I allowed myself to pop into the 'cupboard I fondly call my study' for the time it took to drink a mug of coffee in order to delete the 567 spam emails I've collected over the weekend and I'm still here twenty minutes later - and my coffee is cold.

By the by, why do people bother to send SPAM? Surely to goodness it can't work. And it's certainly not very specific, is it? A goodly proportion of mine are offering to enlarge a body part I simply don't possess.

It's not as though I've actually spent much time looking at the emails either. I thought I'd quickly 'google' Oman - as you do when you're writing a sheikh book and want to get your dishdashas straight - and have been very badly sidetracked. As I far too often am.

Memo to Self: THIS IS WHY I'M WRITING THIS BOOK ON MY LAPTOP WHICH HAS NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.

And then, of course, I couldn't resist MSNing Trish to check she's not making too much progress on her WIP.

Actually this was a good move. First off, contrary to her own blog, she has not got her fingers on her keyboard all the time. Right at this moment she is watching 'Smallville' which makes me feel much better.


Secondly, she knows how to check the Waldenbooks Bestseller List and I'm on it. 'The Tycoon's Princess Bride' came in at number 10 for the week ending 6th October.




Now send me back to work ..........

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6 Comments:

  • At 10:45 pm, Blogger Trish said…

    GET BACK TO WORK AND STOP OUTTING PEOPLES VIEWING PREFERENCES!!!

    *Sheesh*

     
  • At 11:45 pm, Blogger Natasha said…

    lol. And I'm not here - honest.

     
  • At 6:12 pm, Blogger Fiona Harper said…

    Congrats on the Waldenbooks listing!

    And will you two please stop bickering! i'm going to have to take the slipper to you otherwise.

    And, as a bizarre footnote, the word verification thingy wants me to type "lemwoo". i kind of like that word. it sounds friendly.

    Fiona
    (who is wasting time looking at other people's blogs while the dinner is cooking)

     
  • At 9:50 pm, Blogger Nicola Marsh said…

    Yay on Waldies!!!!

     
  • At 3:30 am, Blogger Jennie Adams said…

    Congrats on the Waldies listing Natasha.

    The only thing I'm watching is Star Trek DS9 episodes - and the occasional John Cusack movie. Nobody does emotionally intense babble-on quite as he does.

    Wishing Trish well in the deadline cave, too.

    Jennie

     
  • At 12:59 pm, Blogger Kate Hardy said…

    Excellent news on the Waldies.

    Now get back to work, you slacker :o)

     

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