Posts Tagged ‘northanger abbey’

TVD Project

I looked over an old novel, started in 2005 today. It’s called The Vicar’s Daughter and is only about two chapters right now. I have to say, though, that the love story in TVD is rather exciting. This will be a straight Victorian romance/drama sort of story. No horror in it unless you count poor Emelia’s evil father.

It’s strange how much you learn as a writer over just a small amount of time. I think I learn something new every time I read a work or write a new tale or edit a story submitted to me. That’s why I always tell new authors to write, write, read, and write! I think that is also why it takes us authors so long to let a story go… I could edit stories over and over and over and still not come out without a mark.

Other work tonight consisted of straightening out the last few chapters of my currently podcasted vampire sequel, Dusk’s Warriors, and working on the Horror Disaster Anthology I’ve started. Lots of busy work tonight.

It was nice reading something fresh today like TVD. I probably won’t work on it any time soon though– as I have so many other projects that I want to get to. My next big project, as I’ve been talking about here already is AL. Once that is complete, I want to work on my Northanger Abbey reboot. I’m really excited about that one. Have tons of notes and the basic story outline mapped out in my mind.

So, TVD will have to stay in it’s infancy. Sorry Emelia… your story will be halted until I can get back to you!

Just when you thought it was safe to…

I’ve been so busy recently, I haven’t made many blog posts. It’s hard when writing life, day job life, and personal life suddenly crash together into some kind of giant tidal wave! Run Emz! Run!

I think things might slow down for a little bit now. Here are some projects I’m working on in the next couple weeks:

  • Season 4 finale of Horror Addicts tapes July 4th, airs July 8th.
  • True Love, the 3rd novel in the Sweet Dreams Series launches on tomorrow (June 30th).
  • I’m re-reading / editing Sweet Dreams volume 1 for a print version (not many people know about this yet).
  • I am attempting to finish up Night’s Knights 2, Dusk’s Warriors so that I can podcast it at the end of the year.
  • Season 5 of Horror Addicts probably won’t launch till September. I need a break and I think my staff do too.

Some things I won’t be working on in the near future (I don’t think).

  • Those of you looking for the horror romance I promised awhile back might see it later rather than sooner. I’ve decided to try the old dinosaur way with this one… we’ll see if any REAL offers come for it.
  • I know some of you are looking forward to my Northanger Abbey modern re-write and The Vicar’s Daughter which are both very near and dear to my heart, but I just don’t have time for these right now. I haven’t put them away, but they are on the bottom shelf.
  • Sweet Dreams 4? I will be working on this someday. Sweet Dreams 4 was supposed to be One More Try which is done– just needs a little fine tuning, but suddenly in between Sweet Dreams 3, True Love, and One More Try, a mini novelette popped up I’m calling Undecided. I have about half written and haven’t decided if I will write the other half fresh or pull from other books. If fresh, it will probably have more of Derek in it because to me he was always a minor character, but with the rewrites he has become something more. With the print novel of Sweet Dreams, I’m not sure if I will concentrate on getting the 4th one written and recorded first or get 2 & 3 in print format. A little email guidance on this is welcomed. Any Sweet Dreamers wanna give me their wish list?

That’s about all for tonight! 
Now I will log off to continue the Sweet Dreams read. Hopefully will get to the editor July-ish and I am hoping for a November release, just in time for holiday shoppers… after all, it is the ultimate holiday love story.

Talk to you soon,

Busy Night

Surprisingly busy night tonight. All I had scheduled was one interview with Dan Shaurette… but the evening turned into a productive time.

I listened in on and was coaxed to call in on They were talking to several peeps… one of them being Mercedes Lackey who I was supposed to try and interview last year at Baycon for She ended up not being there and so I didn’t even get a chance to ask her if she would like to interview. But tonight I got to ask her one of the questions Eric wanted to know about. So, cool!

Dan Shaurette asked if I’d like to interview for his Out of the Coffin podcast. Of course I said yes.  And so tonight we met for the first time in voice and I think he’s probably sorry. I just rambled on as if no one else wanted to talk. I shoulda shut up! That is my problem in interviews I just keep yammering on. Hhehe. Will let you know when it posts, but for now, just check out his cast.

Recorded Chapter 24 of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey tonight. I freakin’ love this book!  I have notes on a modern rewrite, but have not gotten much down yet because of all the other writing projects I have. Helen over at japodnovel is allowing me to kidnap the feed for one episode so I can read from one of my favorite books of all time. Don’t you just love how Mr. Tilney seems to chastise Miss Morland but then also seems amused by her?  It’s kind of like a dark humor teasing kind of thing. Very cool. Not sure when it will post as I haven’t edited it yet and Helen has like 12 more to go before it and all… but you should still check out awesome podcast for ja lovers.

Finally, I got an email from the Podthology Father, Tim. Proof of Podthology looks good!  Can’t wait to start signing them!