Friday, October 22, 2010

Stuff and Nonsense

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve written on this blog. In reality, we have been without the Internet for a couple of weeks. Surprisingly enough I did not self-destruct. Yesterday when I was able to check my e-mail I had like 140 e-mails and I ended up deleting like 98% of them. I have a lot of writing-related research to catch up on. So I’ll be glad when I can get back into the swing of things.

I finished my little writing hiatus last month and have resumed working on my newest project. The old project that I had been working on for the past seven years is now on the shelf indefinitely. It is chock-full of historical inaccuracies, its no wonder that no one would take me on as a client. At first I was devastated but now I look back on it as a lesson that needed to be learned. That story will always be the darling of my heart and someday it will appear in print (after much revision, of course).

In the mean time, as I have mentioned earlier, I am working on a new novel. It’s the story of two couples and their stories, separated by sixty years. If ever published, it will probably be categorized as a romance. At least I hope that it’s not predictable or cliché. When I was younger I always assumed that I would try and be published in the Christian market. But my current story wouldn’t fit in that mold. Some of the characters curse, smoke and drink wine (gasp!). I have discovered that working on this newest novel is quite liberating for me. I was so limited in my last project.

With this one I feel like I am embarking on a journey into the great unknown. And it is thrilling.