The streets around here are seething with fluorescent-clothed runners at the moment - it feels like the whole city is training in preparation for the Bath Half Marathon next month. Me? Don't be daft. I broke into a run on the treadmill at the gym yesterday for the FIRST TIME for all of...ooh, at least five minutes. Don't laugh, I was dead proud of myself, I've had a bit of a 'Can't Do It!' block about running, I've been fast-hill-walking on that machine for all this time, too scared to up the speed past 7. But yesterday I felt brave and whacked up the speed. And I did it, yay! Didn't even fall off or give myself two black eyes (if you know what I mean, girls). Now that's what I call a result.
Had some lovely lovely emails yesterday. Nice editors saying exciting, hope-inspiring things and wanting to meet me to discuss new books (hurrah!) and then TWO from my Lucy Diamond agent saying (get this) first that someone wanted to discuss an option to put on a theatrical production of Any Way You Want Me!!! and second, someone wanting to discuss the film rights for it!!!! Can you imagine - Any Way You Want Me: The Movie. I was so stunned I burst out laughing. I know that 99% of these things never actually happen but it's still quite exciting to daydream about it... I'm hoping that someone wants to put on Any Way You Want Me: The Musical next, with rousing choruses and dance routines. My agent says he's hanging out for Any Way You Want Me on ice tee hee.
Ahhh...feel very cheery today, Friday's here, we've all made it through the week. Have a good weekend, everyone!
At Hawthorn Time ~ Melissa Harrison
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