Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Catching up...

Hi everyone,

Sorry I went AWOL like that. It's been busy here and I just haven't felt much like blogging.

We have foundation walls:

We're hoping the floor can go in soon (it's been rainy here, except on the weekend when it was glorious) so framing can start.

In writing news, I'm putting aside Henri and Madeleine's story for a bit and starting work on something more marketable. I was stubbornly holding on to the idea I might sell a French Revolution story, but so far, it just doesn't look possible. Soooo, I'm going with another idea I've been noodling with for a while. Still connected to the French Rev story, but set in England with a friend of my hero from WTHR as its hero. Interestingly enough, I've already heard conversations in my head between the h/h of Just One Night (my working title for this new ms). Am deep into research etc right now, at least when time allows.

Am also playing around with an idea for a research business for myself. Not sure it can actually fly, but I'm putting some work into it, research and fleshing out the ideas.

Finally, I'm also resuming my agent search. Realize I've neglected it for a month or two and must get back to querying.

The only other excitement is that we're waiting news of our soon-to-be-born nephew/niece. It should be within the next two days or so.

My link of the day today is for a book by one of my closest friends - a fantastic travel writer. Fans of Zebra Regencies will recognize her name. She's been working on this book for a while and it looks like a great read.

I'll try to post more frequently this month. And try to make more blog rounds over the next few days.

Go Sens, Go!
Go Canucks, Go!


Currently Reading: It had to be You by Sarah Webb
Also Currently Reading: Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Link of the Day: Wanderlust: A Social History of Travel by Laura Byrne Paquet


Melissa Marsh said...

Yay! You're making progress with the house! That must feel great. :)

Someday there will be someone who will want to buy your French Revolution-set story. I know I would. Now it's just a matter of convincing an editor!

Rene said...

Wow, look at that house! That's amazing.

Sigh...I know about that "marketable" issue. I gave up vampires: the undead are basically dead for the unpubbed. Good luck on the agent search.

CoralPoetry said...


Interesting blog. Nice foundations. I need some of those.


htw said...

I've enjoyed your blog, especially Chloe and Cleo :) My own little star, Binky, figures more and more prominently in my own every day. I also enjoy the talk of your writing research and publishing adventures. I've always knocked around the idea of writing so it's nice to find a great place for tips and commiseration.
I'm know a little about the RWA and one of the members, Gayle Wilson, will be speaking at the library where I work, Emmet O'Neal Library, in June. Good luck with your work!

Oberon said...

......i'm changing the world......you can too.

P990i said...

Amazing .. nice

Hepzibah The Watchman said...

I also hear you on marketable, so if I believe in it - I self publish and market what is marketable. God bless you.

cranelegs said...

Teresa, Teresa, Teresa,

Go Rangers!

Let's hope they play the Senators.

It might get real interesting around these parts.

R2K said...

: )

lady macleod said...

Very fun blog. I especially enjoy the cat stories and photographs. Let me add my voice to the chorus of "keep at it" as to your writing. I have a book suggestion for you, "Love in the time of Cholera" is most excellent.
How did you like/or not "Labyrinth"? I purchased that for my daughter's grandmother, but I have not read it.

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Laurie said...

good luck with the house. i can't even imagine watching one being built from the ground up.


Biby Cletus said...

i'm waiting to see how the work progresses. lol.

Peter R said...

Hit on a random blog as I was logging out and found another writer, wow. Good luck with the querying. I’m just starting the same process, and writing another novel while I wait – I’ve already rejected two storylines because they’re not commercial enough. All the best.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog. Wonderful read!

I will have to visit more often.

Sukie Bitchmont said...

Just stopping in to see a 'blog of note." Bet it feels really good to see some progress on your home!

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CwazyLawa said...

Just blog-hoppin... but I had to say that picture looks so exciting... My husband and I have always dreamed about how fun it would be to see a house be built up like that - and know it's ours! Nice blog. :)

ElonaMoon said...

Hi, I just popped in to see what other people do on their sites as I have just started my own (it's pretty much a blank page at the moment). I saw your building project and your cats. Good luck with the building (we are renovating at the moment) and what an amazing person you must be... anyone with cats can't be bad at all!

. said...

saw you on blogs of note...this is really impressive