It's D-Day! Who's Afraid of Happy Endings? premieres tonight on Bravo at 8:30 PM EST. I can't wait! I'm a bundle of nerves and butterflies. Nerves because I just know they have the pitch in there to Avon where I nearly hyperventilated myself under the table and I probably look like a total knob, but excited because I can't wait to see all the other stuff! I hope all of you able to see it can tune in. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I have no doubts Christine and Joanna have put together a great film destined to be a fun ride through the romance writing industry.
In other news, and in the category Maxx and I like to refer to as, "When Things Go Horribly Wrong..." the plot issues I had with Finding Home reached catastrophic proportions by yesterday and I realized it needed a total reworking. I tried a bunch of different angles, and think I finally found one that worked, but it will mean serious reworking of the plot. This translates into -- not a hope in hell of getting a first draft done by March 31st.
So, deciding this story still required percolation time and I needed a break from it before I did my characters serious damage, I made the decision to return to Desire & Brimstone. My quartet of couples from this series have been prodding me to get back and finish their stories and I am anxious to do so. I picked up my foot high pile of notes and chapters and outlines and started leafing through them and felt the rush of excitement I always do when I think of these characters and their stories. D&B's first draft is done, but there is the inevitable revisions required after you spew everything out and need to tidy up (loosely translated - cut about 100 pages as usual). I also need to implant the story threads that will travel through the four books, as there is a bit of a mystery involved that overlaps and increases with each book in the series.
I get that tingly good feeling whenever I think about it.
So for now, I leave you with Devlin, my hero from Brimstone, looking austere and unyielding. Poor guy. He really has no idea how his perfectly ordered world is about to turn upside down.