I knew going in to this Victorian project that I wanted my characters to come across a few cameo appearances by real historical figures. They're not just popping in and out of the woodwork for no reason, but the truth is, Victoria, Ursula, and to a lesser extent Beatrice, would and could have met various … Continue reading Real Historical Figure Alert
It's been a minute since I've posted an excerpt, huh?In which Victoria fulfills her duty as a "daughter" of an English country house by hosting their village's little kids and Ursula tries to figure out her place as a new countess-in-waiting:You can listen to "The Schuyler Sisters" as you read this, by the by.They walked … Continue reading Saturday Snippet
I hit 100 pages of this Victorian mish-mash of a novel! Yay! It's actually feeling engrossing again!I mean, 100 pages is about the length of that there novella that I wrote and released last year, so while this story is far from finished (I literally cannot wait for NaNo, where I think I might write … Continue reading 100 pages + Some Promo!
I recently finished reading Courtney Milan's The Suffragette Scandal, which takes place in the 1870s and is about Free Marshall, an investigative journalist who runs a newspaper called The Women's Free Press--for women, by women, about women.Because I'm plodding along in late Victorian land and my three POV characters are all women, I'm looking around … Continue reading 3 Awesome Women of the Late Victorian Period
So...some of you may know that the project I'm working on right now, which I'm sorry to say I've been slightly cryptic about, takes place in the 1890s in England (so far) and partially involves one of my main characters getting herself into the London theater scene.She finds work at The Gaiety Theatre. So I'm … Continue reading When Research Actually Matters