Everyone, it’s your weekend!
I always feel like the weekend is filled with limitless possibility.
For all of us, there’s at least some time to do what we love:
chat for hours
cook (try my favourite salad!)
It seems like a MIRACLE to me that we get a weekend every single week.
Aren’t we lucky? Despite everything that’s going on in our Not Perfect Worlds, even if we need to work a little, we get this space to pause.
All of us have something we’re worried about. For me, there are sons to raise, book sales targets to hit, a house to clean, work to do, a new part time job, a just-finished novel to give to my publisher (and a brain that will not stop fretting about it). There are sisters in Canada and Phoenix to miss, school fees to pay at the end of the month, and on and on.
My life is both easy & hard, probably a lot like yours. And that’s only on the surface, the things we share with each other. We all have deep concerns that we don’t share.
When I’m feeling less than great, I use this quick fix. It’s so simple I’m almost too embarrassed to tell you! I sing Pink’s lyrics to myself. Crazy, but I do. (Song is here). This is the line that helps me:
Today, no matter what hard things are going on in our lives, there are a thousand worse places we could be.
We have a weekend! We have the choice to do something that makes us feel alive. We have the right to enjoy ourselves, if we decide to.
Have some fun, my friends, and let’s be FUN to live with.
Love Catherine x
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Love Lie Repeat is out 5 March! Which cover do you love? Here’s the ARC (Advance Reader Copies for reviewers) and the actual cover is below. So far, everyone loves both, but most people prefer one or the other. I feel SO LUCKY. Penguin’s running a competition for Australians to win an ARC! Closes 22 Jan!
And here’s the actual cover — books arrive in shops on 5 March!
If you’ve pre-ordered, thank you! It helps so much! In Australia, please support your local bookshop — like Beachside Bookshop — or shop online. Overseas people — you can order here! I appreciate your support more than you know. Thank you.