Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Books, Movies and Endless Snow

First up, out on book shelves today and garnering great reviews is Heart of My Heart, a SuperRomance written by my chapter-mate, Stella MacLean. This is Stella's first book to hit the shelves (though not her last!) and definitely worth checking out. Pick up your copy soon, I have a feeling they'll sell fast!

Now, back to the weather: This has been the longest winter in memory. Usually, we don't get too much snow here on the coast until after the Christmas holidays, but this year it started in November and I swear it has been nothing else since. Right up to and including the weekend when we got a little mini snow storm on Friday night. Granted the snow was gone by the next day, but still! It's April for crying out loud!! Sigh...what I wouldn't give for a tropical climate right now.

But thankfully, the sun has been out for two days in a row, the snow is off the ground (I actually whispered that part because I don't want to tempt fate), and I'm sure any day now, Spring will actually start. Any day...

As for revisions: I have finally managed to get Brimstone to under 400 pages. I am closing in, hacking away at the last 100 pages and making steady progress. Although this next chapter needs a complete overhaul where I pull things from chapters up ahead and drag them back. Which will likely mean a nice little bit of reconstruction of later chapters. Oiy. Like the snow, it seems the revisions never end. I am sooooo looking forward to working on something new.

Granted, my something new will actually be something old while I whittle Outlaw Bride down and tighten it up so I can start sending it out again as well. That will give me two completed manuscripts going out into the big bad world this year. Once that's done, it's onto Saving Grace where we get to see what madness Quinn has involved himself in and whether or not he's sobered up since his appearance in Brimstone.

Meanwhile, on other artistic fronts - I went to see the movie Run, Fat Boy, Run starring Sean Pegg. It was by far one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. And not stupid funny, either. It was the characters. All of them, from the smallest secondary character to the lead roles were fantastic. I had a special fondness for the hero's best friend, Gordon, played by Dylan Moran. Hilarious. So if you're looking for a good, funny movie, check it out.

9 comments:

kacey said...

Good luck on finishing the revisions. It sounds like you're making good progress on them though.

We finally have spring here (though I should go knock on wood, shouldn't I?)

Melissa Marsh said...

STILL have snow? Wow. We're greening up quite nicely here - had a lovely rainstorm last night (though I didn't hear any thunder).

You'll be done with those revisions before you know it!

Tess said...

Simon Pegg is fantastic! We LOVED Shaun of the Dead (have the DVD) and Hot Fuzz. Will hope to see RFBR, but have no idea if it will show up in the theatre here. Thanks for the review :) DM was in SotD as well.

Great going on Brimstone!!!! And hope your snow is all gone soon. My mum likely won't lose all hers till the end of April.

Julia Smith said...

People went freaky today because it was sunny all day long. Imagine! I can't wait to go see 'Run, Fat Boy, Run'. And I was so delighted with your featured picture today, because I'm smack in the middle of 'Heart of My Heart' and really, really enjoying it.

Dixie Belle said...

Keep up the good work! I've been reading so much lately, I haven't had time to write much. I'm glad you like The Spymaster's Lady. I thought it was so good. I loved the heroine. I've been reading Duke of Shadows. Not so great. This is the book where the author won a contest on Gather.com and got published.

Anne MacFarlane said...

I have Stella's book in my hands and can't wait to start it.

Amy Ruttan said...

Ahh Stella's first book is out. I remember her sending a bunch of stuff last fall to our chapter to promo it. Very exciting. :D

Annette said...

I loved Heart of My Heart. Very rich in emotions and I loved the plot.

Yay on the revisions! Sounds like D&B is almost there. And it sounds like westerns are back so perfect timing for The Outlaw Bride.

Toni Anderson said...

Our snow went on Thursday!! yay.

The movie sounds good, I'll look out for it. And well done with the revisions!