Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Writing Milestone!

Now I'm feeling a lot better about my work in progress, I'm almost a third of the way through, just over 19,000 words. I always feel miles better when I come up to the 20,000 word mark, it feels more achievable.

I'm getting a little worried that the 100 copies of IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER that I ordered from my publisher for the charity, have not turned up as yet. I ordered them on the 21st of July and was told they should be with me in just over one week as this time they were being sent airmail. My only hope is that perhaps they were sent the same method as last time and will turn up within four weeks of ordering as opposed to the one week.

I want them to arrive soon as the book has a seasonal title, summer will be over soon enough.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Making good progress with my latest W.I.P

I'm about a third of a way through writing my latest novel, which I've renamed: HEART OF A STRANGER.

The past few days I've been getting so many plot ideas for it that it's hard to rein them all in. I don't intend to go off at a tangent.

The story so far is that Angeline Hamilton is devasted to discover during the reading of her father's will that not only has she lost her inheritance, but she has lost her family home too -- Tarrington Manor. She approaches the new owner, Sebastian Tremaine, under the pretence that she has applied for a job at the house.

Now there have been a few twists and turns along the way and Sebastian initially is not all he appears to be, causing Angeline to mistrust him. However, she gets on really well with Sebastian's sister, Marsha, who turns up at the house and is able to find out more about her mysterious boss via their friendship.

Sebastian Tremaine realises that something is wrong and that someone had been conning Angeline's sick father out of thousands of pounds. When Angeline realises who that person could be, she is in for a shock. Not only that, the person in question is out there at large and could be a threat to Angeline's life.

The up coming Masked Ball, Sebastian intends to hold at the house, maybe just the time when secrets will unfold to reveal exactly what this ghost from the past wants from Angeline.