Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Home Stretch

It's certainly been a harried last few weeks trying to get the old house straightened out, but we're coming into the home stretch and by the end of this week, it will be finished and put up for sale. (I'd like to add "even if it kills me" but I have some dodgy ladder work to do in the kitchen, and I don't want to tempt fate.)

I haven't been writing per se, because I don't have the time, however, I have been taking notes and I've been working on the synopsis for THE SEDUCTION OF MR. SUMMERVILLE. That book will not probably be written until next year sometime, but it's good to write notes down now, so I don't forget what I want to do with it.

I've also done some writing on THE EARL'S ENQUIRY. Funnily enough, it was a very serious, very important conversation that happens between Lady Olivia and the Earl of Bailey. I hadn't planned it that way, but sometimes that's how it happens in the writing biz. One minute you're spilling out the first line, the next you're working on the most important scene in the book with nothing in the middle. But it all works out when you get to write THE END.

But first, yes, I must get to the edits on A ROMANTIC REGENCY COLLECTION. It shouldn't take long once I stick my mind to it, the problem is, waiting for the time. The old house was supposed to be finished last week, but with every contractor I've ever known, no one finishes on time, least of all me. And it's not that I have a lot to do, I don't. A little bit of painting, some trimwork, the floor of the deck and the bathrooms, and that's it. The weather has broken as well, so it won't be as hot or muggy and the painting will go smoothly. The COLLECTION will probably be released around the 21st if everything goes well.

As for everything else, one day at a time.

So that's what's going on and where I've been. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Glad to hear the update! Hope you get all the painting etc. done soon, so you can get back to the writing. Hopefully it won't be too long before I have something for you to read, if your schedule permits. ;)

  2. Yes, updates are good. With all the weird weather and fires, people do wonder when all is quite.

    Three years ago, we had to get a house ready for sale. It was not fun, storage bins, storage warehouses, boxes, reno contractors, etc. You have my sympathies. I wrote a post about it called Moving Bootcamp on the DG Hudson 21st century blog.

    Good luck with the writing!(and the house sale)

  3. I can't wait until you can get back to the fun work of writing--not that painting and such aren't fun!

    I can hardly wait till your COLLECTION comes out!

  4. Well done on even thinking about your writing while all that work and stress was going on!

  5. Hi,

    Ah well, wielding paint brushes is akin to painting pictures with words. I'm not the lest bit surprised the old brushwork has inspired thoughts of romance and historical mystery... Good luck with the paperback venture. ;)


  6. Good luck with final touches on the old house.

    I'm amazed you're getting any work done on your writing. I've only managed one measly short story the whole of this winter!

    Love the cover of your new Regency collection - very attractive and appealing.


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