Hello everyone…back from my enforced sabbatical where I allowed my mind to go blank for the first time in what is probably years. But now I have to ramp up my focus again with three novels to get finished by end February – a sequel to an historical novel, an adult fantasy and a children’s fantasy.
They’re all at various stages from first draft to final draft and I have to crack the whip because there’s a tour coming up in March for the launch of the new historical novel and then rollout of the children’s fantasy for July at this stage and I hope the new adult fantasy for next October/November. In the meantime a new historical novel and a new adult fantasy to craft during 2012. It’s all go.
Fantastic fun to come back to your responses. Thanks so much! I think this was quite a difficult question because there are so many amazing, inspirational characters to choose from. But I so enjoyed reading your thoughts. Sean, I loved your notion to be Mr Darcy with the mother in law from hell but also the Unnamed Guardian…so mysterious. Lexie and Jacob – yes, yes!….so much to love about your ideas – and yours, Shadow. Thank you for liking Trinity and hope my freefalling style of writing assures you that you can get your mss finished with ease if you let go and not worry about how others do it. We’re all wired differently. Aymon…brave of you to welcome the notion of being frightened! And I agree, MM, who wouldn’t want to be a gorgeous gal in a fairytale who gets her handsome prince?
But forgive me for being so ludicrously predictable but being kissed and adored by Mr Darcy is the ultimate romantic fantasy in my book and so Mary, my sincere congratulations. I too would want to be Lizzie Bennett with her strong opinions, determined nature, her couldn’t care less attitude to the way of the world in her time where women were not accorded equal rights but especially because in spite of it all she caught the eye of the most eligible and handsome of men with high principles and despite his too proud bearing, won our hearts as well as Lizzie’s. Thanks, Mary.
UPDATE: Fiona says she’ll give a signed book to Mary, Cecilia and Melanie. So email me ladies!
Love it and hope you enjoy your gift, which I’ll organise soonest. And huge thanks to Rowena for her generosity in welcoming me into her world and to all of you for your equally warm welcome.
Happy reading over the festive season. Books last…I hope you’ll give a book to someone. Talk again soon – feel free to drop by the site anytime – or come visit at my facebook pages. There’s one for fantasy readers and another for general chit chat with lots of baking be warned! Bye for now and happy new year. Go safely wherever you’re headed for your celebrations. Write hard all writers in 2012. Fx
Mary, Cecilia and Melanie email me (Rowena). I’ll pass your details along to Fiona. rowena(at)corydaniells(dot)com