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Sunday, June 14
Saturday, June 13
Sorry about the extreme absence in posting ... I do have several things to report!
I've updated my banner and absolutely love it - what do you think? It's a beautiful painting called "Poppies and Wild Roses," done by Geraldine Jacoba Van de Sande Bakhuyzen, a Victorian artist born in 1825. I love her lush style. Gorgeous.
For those of you who know me personally, you may remember I've been shopping my completed novel around to agents this year. I sent it out the first time on February 2, and received my FIRST REJECTION LETTER on March 17th! Happy St. Pat's day to me! I sent it out again in April and received my SECOND rejection letter in May. I sent it out again May 18, and am still waiting to hear back from them. If I don't within a few days, I have a fourth agency waiting in the wings to send it out.
So what to do while I'm waiting to hear back? Start a new novel, of course!
I'm 30 pages into a new story. Those first 30 pages poured right out of me, but I haven't added anything new in a couple weeks. I love this story. The main character is named Esther, a practical and strong 18-year-old inspired by Elinor Dashwood and Jane Eyre. She has a younger sister named Lara, and they are orphaned in the first chapter. It's a story about secrets and love, my two favorite subjects.
I miss Masterpiece Theatre! I had such a fun time watching Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit this spring. Dickens has definitely inspired my new story. I won't give away the title just yet, but I'll call it, "HL" for short on this blog. I read once that writers shouldn't 'talk' away their novels. Gotta keep the creative juices inside my head.
On a funnier note, I'm reading Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban for the first - yep, you read that right - time. I must be the only writer on the planet who hasn't gotten through them yet. Oh, well. I'm always years behind everybody anyway ... ! Haha!