Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm Back...Again!!

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads
which sew people together through the years. ~ Simone Signoret
What can I say...it was a really busy fall season.

In my defense, I got married, went on a honeymoon, did a writers retreat, finished a manuscript requested by Harlequin and...um...probably some other stuff. Right. Anyway - that is all behind me now and I am determined to get back to weekly blog posts.

What am I doing now? So glad you asked (You did ask, didn't you? Let's imagine you did.) Writing-wise, I am revising An Invitation to Scandal to send off to Random House and re-plotting (for the 4th and FINAL time) the follow up novel to The Outlaw Bride, which is tentatively titled The Widow Bride. That one was hard. Every plot I tried to work up kept falling apart on me. Finally, at the annual RWAC Writers Retreat this past weekend, everything fell into place.

I'm also checking out some some different writing software. I have the Snowflake plotting software, WriteWay Pro and Scrivener, which one of my RWAC buddies suggested. It's in beta format right now for Windows, but so far I'm liking the look of it. I was having a little trouble with WriteWay Pro (my own fault since I didn't read the manual yet).

I'm hoping to update my website soon once I find a free minute and I also need to start working on knitting up some Christmas gifts now that I'm down to about two months to get stuff done.

Meanwhile, here is a picture from my honeymoon to Prague. It's an incredibly beautiful city and I'll write a bit more about the trip later, but I have to say this is a beautiful city and if you love history and/or architecture, a definite must see!

5 comments:

Tess said...

Love the pic :) My mum was in Prague 18 months ago and she loved it too...

Re: WWP - it does take some getting used to, but once you have it set up, it's great...at least I think so *g*

Melissa Marsh said...

Can't wait to see the wedding pics! (hint, hint!)

Alexa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Yes, the Prague pic is beautiful but we want wedding pics!

Anne MacFarlane said...

Beautiful picture. Would love to go someday.

I'm trying out Scrivener for my next project. Since it's a trilogy I think I need some type of organizational software.

MJFredrick said...

You got MARRIED??? That's AWESOME!!!! Major congratulations!!! (I am SO behind on blogs, lol!)