My best friend and I have a running joke about my "writing archives" and how I'm leaving it up to her to figure out what to do with them. Don't forget about the Twitter and the blog and the ebooks while you're at it, Bestie.(Or did we decide that the digital stuff was Jessi's job? … Continue reading My "Writing Archives"
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
Not very long ago, writing buddy Krystal wrote a post with the opening lines of her older writings and they were raw and often hilarious.Recently, as I've been going on a cleaning binge, I piled a lot of writing-related stuff in one place.(Note: should I ever warrant it, those things would probably comprise "my papers.")It's … Continue reading Opening Lines
I'm somewhere in Chapter Three of a draft of The New Bride of Banner's Edge, which takes place in the Keegan family/Pearl Georgian England world, but focuses on a character who did not make the cut in Pearl, a lady who becomes Miles Keegan's second wife.This particular story starts in 1804, when Jane Windham's husband … Continue reading Writing the Same Characters, Years Later
I finished reading a Regency historical romance today by one of my favorite romance authors, Jo Beverley, who sadly died last year. It's been a while since I've read one, which is funny because that was original genesis of the whole Keegan family saga. (I really liked the book, by the way. It was romantic, gushy, … Continue reading The First Snippet of 2017