This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

Join me on the writing journey and get inspired to try writing a little romance into your own life!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Not-So-Quick Update...

Ok, so I'm only breezing in here for a quick update...

Still moving forward on my contest entry via Word Count Journal--slowed a little as I was dealing with some annoying "real life" issues yesterday (work, work and more work--and bills, of course)! That can suck the romance out of a body waaay too fast.

I bought another romance yesterday--Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd. It won a Golden Heart and is part of a reprint concept HarperMonogram is doing, supposedly "to present a unique selection of "keepers."" This one first came out in 1991, then again in '99 and '00. I've only read one other Dodd book (that I recall) and although I winced at the title: The Prince Kidnaps a Bride, it was decent enough for me to look into getting another of her books.

So, although I'm still working through Karen Ranney's Autumn in Scotland (by the way, must everyone in romances have a secret identity? --sometimes I find myself thinking the text will give way to sequential art and I'll find myself knee-deep in a graphic novel where shouts of "Excelsior!" are generously sprinkled across every other page), I started the new (to me ;-) Dodd book.

It promises a lot more of a historical tapestry than the other two mentioned above, but I'm feeling guilty about jumping between 2 books... Eh, I doubt they'll care ;-)

Do you often read 2 or more books at once?--I used to juggle 3 at a time (sometimes in different genres) but find my mind's letting things blur together--Or maybe I'm seeing so many similarities in fiction today they naturally blur...

Hope you're having time to read AND write!
~Saoirse

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