Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Quinn, The Drunken Muse

Sorry I have been remiss in my blogging lately. I have had my head buried in my book and the time has flown by. Before I realize it, it's time to go to work and I have no time to blog.

I am motoring right along on the edits for Brimstone and having a grand time as I go. This story just continues to be a joy and these characters never fail to entertain me. Sometimes I feel like all I am being used for are my typing skills and the characters are the ones doing all the work. Best of all, the series of four books has generated characters to spin off into a new series afterwards. Something a bit darker and grittier than this series I think, where we may sink into the underbelly of the Victorian world. It's still forming in my head so we'll see what happens.

Right now, I am ahead of where I planned to be at this point. I had given myself until the end of August to finish my edits with the intention of taking a month away from Brimstone and then going back to do a final read through/edit before the GH entries need to be sent. But at this rate, I think I may have my second draft completed by mid-June. Which is great, because I can't wait to start sending this out to agents and editors. I also can't wait to start work on Quinn's story, which is Book 2. Oddly enough it was Quinn and not Devlin (the hero in Book 1) who started this whole wonderful mess. He appeared in my imagination, a stumbling and drunken muse, insistant about telling me his story. Who knew he had all these friends that came as part of the package? But I'm not complaining. I rather like his friends. They're an interesting lot.

In other news: the DVD of the documentary is on its way to me. Hopefully it will be here for the long weekend. I'm soooo looking forward to my four-day weekend. I haven't had a vacation since Christmas and I need one. I'm hoping to get a good chunk of edits done over the four days, although Sunday will be spent in Truro with my family for Easter dinner at my grandmother's.

Does anyone else have any plans for the Easter weekend?

1 comment:

Christine said...

My family from NB is coming to visit. So while I can't wait to see them all, it means I'm not getting much of a break either.

Your story sounds awesome, Kelly. :) I love drunken muses.