Sunday, June 10, 2012

What I'm Doing Now

Forgive my absence last week. One thing led to another and before I knew it the weekend was gone. I do try to post every Sunday.

For those of you who didn't know, I've published ROMANCING LADY RYDER. I do wish someone would tell me what they think, but nary a soul has written in public or private. I believe, the first review is always the hardest to hear, only as the waiting draws out the OCD tendencies to check the book stats every hour. lol.

I've finished combining A HUSBAND FOR MISS TRENT and LOVE FINDS LORD DAVINGDALE. I've been wanting to do that for a long time and just now
recently have completed the task. Why, you may ask did I wait so long? Why did I write them separately in the first place? 

I wrote Miss Trent as a companion piece to A WIFE FOR WINSBARREN as she is one of the ladies he meets. However, once the story was finished, as it was only written from Ophelia's point of view, I knew I needed to add Davingdale's. However I didn't really know Davingdale all that well as a character so it took me some time to get him just right. He also appears in a novel I started writing, so I had to mesh the two timelines and characters.

Anyway, the reason I bring this up  -- I've combined these two short stories into novella length, and along with ROMANCING LADY RYDER, a revamped version of A WIFE FOR WINSBARREN, and two  new short stories LADY CADORET'S LONGING, and a title to be named later, I'm going to put them all into one volume. A ROMANTIC REGENCY COLLECTION. Which will also allow me to produce it in paperback for those of you who are so inclined to read paper books.

I'm not sure how long it will take to get this together as I'm in the middle of a move and although I'm trying to keep my computer up and running for as long as possible, I'm going to have to stop at some point. Hopefully, I'll have it ready by the end of the summer.

So that's what I'm doing now.


  1. Boy you get a lot done. I am so always! I do read some on my I-pad...but would love to see those stories in paperback!

  2. Sounds like you have a good plan. Sometimes repackaging presents the material in a whole new light. I love to read the characters' background stories.

    Good luck, and keep us posted!(not a blog pun)

  3. Congrats on the new release! Now that I'm done with mine, I'm hoping to have more time to read. And yours is on my list! :)

  4. Wow, that sounds like a whole lot of work! It must be nervewracking waiting for the reviews to roll in.

    Good on you for thinking of new ways to get your work out there.

  5. I'd say you're doing quite a bit. Good job!

  6. Liza -- I'm hoping to be able to combine everything by the end of the summer. I've got some tweaking to do still on Winsbarren. Then of course I have to write Lady Cadoret's story. hah.

    D.G. -- Repackaging may or may not work. I've found out the hard way. But we'll see. I have every hope.

    Talli -- Thanks Talli. Just finished CaC and it was great!

    Charlotte -- Thanks. Nerve wracking at its finest. Good thing I've got other things to think about lately.

    Carol -- Quite a bit, but is it enough??? I'm sure we'll find out.


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