Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Just for fun...

After a week long hiatus from writing, I decided to get back to work and start something new. I had finished Kiss of Blarney and sent it in, but there's no word from my editor yet. I had plans to write a sequel to A Rush Of Light and I had another book outlined as well. However, my fingers were itchy to try something...different. Sort of.

I decided to try to write an old-fashioned Gothic. I grew up reading Mary Steward, Victoria Holt, Barbara Michaels, Phyllis Whitney, Velda Johnston, and Dorothy Eden--her Ravenscroft is one of my favorites. Jane Eyre is my top favorite.

So I sat down and had fun.

Daughter #1 came home on a 24 hour layover and rolled her eyes when I told her about my latest project. She is currently a Diana Gabaldon fan and thinks she knows all there is to know about history because she has read the Outlander series--more than once. She thinks I know very little about history, despite the fact that when she was young I dragged her and her sisters to every historical sight within driving distance.

No matter. I'm still having fun writing my Gothic. I've always loved old houses. :^)

3 comments:

Leann said...

Good luck with your project.

I've never read any of your books, however, they are on my list of to do's when I reach Alaska and have have hours of darkness to fill :-)

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Now that is different from what you have been writing, sounds like an interesting project, good luck on it!

Hope you hear from your editor soon!

Mom Nancy said...

I love gothics! I'm reading an old Victoria Holt right now. I grew up reading evey Holt book on my mother's bookshelf and now I have "stolen" all the ones that came out after I graduated and left home! I would love to write one. Keep me posted on how it goes.