Around about two years to a year and a half ago, I was struggling to write a Regency historical romance between a fairly major character in Pearl and a character I'd written in an earlier incarnation of Pearl and then cut when I rewrote the story.At the time, I thought the story wasn't working because … Continue reading Problematic Past Characters
Guys, I have nascent plot bunnies whispering in my ear...I really only have two, though, at the moment.But the current WIP is chugging along. There's a plot now and progress on said plot, so yay!Here's a snippet!He reached Banston House just as the front door opened. He stepped to the side to allow whomever was … Continue reading Random snippet time!
The Exhibition room, Royal Academy of ArtsMy heroine, Jane, is in London in 1804. She likes to paint and draw, but hasn't done either in the year since her husband died. Also, I need her to re-meet and fall in love with Miles Keegan, in order for this story to have the necessary genre romantic … Continue reading Art in Georgian/Regency England
First order of business: I came across a really funny writing-related album on the Facebook: Accurately Titled Novels.While giggling in glee at the titles (Especially the one about winning the Booker Prize, but no one's actually read the ending), I came across this one, which I think is related to my general aesthetic:From Writers' HQSo, … Continue reading Accurately Titled Novels and a travel notice
Reasons why I duplicated my draft document and decided to change a few very essential things when I was already over 24, 000 words:1. Somewhere around two thousand words ago, I noticed that my characters, Jane Windham and Miles Keegan--who, mind you, are the couple in this quasi-historical romance or historical fiction with romantic elements--were … Continue reading Reasons Why I’m Changing Things in My Draft: A List