Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A Winter's Tale & Harrowing Research

I seem to be going round in circles at work at the moment, so this morning, as soon as I'd escaped from a meeting, I pulled on my coat and went in search of books. Okay, so I know I keep promising not to buy any more until my tbr piles are reduced significantly, but I couldn't help myself today, when I spotted this, A Winter's Tale by Trisha Ashley.

If you do see this, or any of her other books, treat yourself, because I've loved every book of Trisha's that I've read and only wished that I could write characters that were half as good.

I've been making notes on Novel 5 recently. I know, I haven't finished writing #4 yet, but pretty much the entire plot came to me, like some sort of dawning, and I just had to go with it. This book will be more like my first one, still with a romance through it, but far more harrowing and indepth than my other books. It will also entail a lot of research, which I've begun in earnest, but I'm slowly building everything up, so that as soon as I'm able to, I can get going with it. I can't wait.

Better get on, have been redecorating S's bedroom this weekend, and now have to make sure everything is back where it should be for her sleepover on friday night - 6 teenage girls, arggghh. Grumpy will hate every second.

16 comments:

ChrisH said...

Novel 5 (gulp - we are not worthy!) sounds intriguing. Thanks for recommendation and good luck with sleepover (those days are gone but now I get the outlaws sleeping over... for a week!)

Lane said...

When you say 'Novel 5' it makes me want to pull my socks up and get on with it. Your output and focus is incredibly Debs.

I fully sympathise with Grumpy. 6 teenage girls!

Teresita said...

If you fall in love with your characters first, writing is easy, because you yourself want to find out what happens to them.

claire p said...

Five novels! Wow I thought I was doing well by being half way through number two. Have you had any published yet? I see Katie Fforde on you favorite web site list. I love her too. If I could be the next Katie Fforde I'd be a very happy bunny.

Debs said...

chrish - I might be writing these novels, but I'm doing bugger all with them!

Roll on Saturday at 11am when they've all gone home.

lane - I probably just waffle more than others.

I know, poor him, poor J, R & Me!

teresita - you're so right, it's compulsive.

claire p - I wouldn't mind being the next Katie fforde either.

JJ said...

Whatever are we like? Buying books again? It's impossible not to!

KAREN said...

What a lovely looking book - and I can't believe you're already plotting novel No. 5! I need some of your inspiration, fast :o)

Melissa Marsh said...

I love it when the plot just rolls right out so easily. I've only had one novel out of the three where the plot came so easily to me!

Debs said...

karen - I can't wait to start reading it, but need to finish the one I'm half way through first.

melissa marsh - I'm loving the research at the moment, but really should be concentrating on the wip. I'll have to do that tomorrow.

HelenMH said...

You sound very busy, in a good way x

Devon Ellington said...

Book shopping is the best stress reliever I know, and it's cheaper at a week at a spa (well, sometimes).

Good for you for making notes on Novel 5, and thanks for the book recommendation!

Debs said...

helenmh - I am, but I need to get on with the WIP and leave this until I have the time.

devon ellington - I completely agree, I'd rather shop for books than go to a spa (most of the time, anyway).

motherx said...

Novel 5 !! God! you put me to total shame! whats your secret? how come your so lucky to have plots just spring into your head??? Need to know!!!! (your shed must have magic powers!)

Debs said...

motherx - or, I simply love living in a fantasy world, as well as the real one :)

Carol and Chris said...

Your focus is amazing Debs....I can't believe your onto novel number 5!! I am in awe!!

C x

Debs said...

carol - I can't seem to help myself, I just wish I had more hours in the day to do everything.