Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Writing Blog Update and Book Recommendation, Edited to Add

Thanks to all who stopped by my 100th post! Baring myself was exciting and liberating! I have made my writing blog private, so if you would like to watch as I fumble through writing, email me and I'll send you an invitation.* My email address is on my sidebar. If you want to wait until it becomes a bestseller (haha) that's ok too.

I will be asking for feedback when I get further into the story. Right now, I would get too bogged down in rewriting the first chapters and not ever finish the whole thing. I already know that I need some extensive rewriting of the first two chapters, but I want to plod on with the story until I get a significant amount of it done first. I did rewrite the prologue, which throws off the tone of the first chapter some, but in the end it will all be fine. Hopefully, anyway.

Last night James picked up a copy of Heidi Ashworth's "Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind" from the library. I highly recommend it, especially if you're a fan of Jane Austen type stories. It was witty, fun and refreshing! Sir Anthony actually reminds me a little of James before he met me. I found myself giggling girlishly over nearly every page! Ginny is the perfect heroine, and Sir Anthony the type of steel every woman wishes to temper. I laughed out loud in several places, mostly at Lucinda and Lord Avery. I would tell you more but then I'd have to kill you. Nope, actually Heidi might kill me if I did! It's best if you find out the deliciousness that is this book on your own. I recommend reading it in bed with a box of chocolates. I had to forgo the chocolates, but it was quite tasty in its own right! Kudos to Ms. Ashworth!

*I'm editing this post to add that the reason I'm going private with the writing blog is because of my paranoia. I can't bear to not know who's reading it. I'm ok with that on this blog, but that one is different. My imagination will go crazy with thoughts of who's reading and why, that it must be pure poopy, people are laughing at me, things that will keep me from focusing on the story. I have the hope that by keeping it open to people who are even slightly interested I'll get the motivation to keep plugging away at it. It's not from any notion that I think my ideas are so fantastic that they must be kept secret, it's because of my all too wild imagination!

6 comments:

Kelline said...

Thanks for the brief review on her book! I love the fact that I meeting such talent people through their blogs.

Heather of the EO said...

I'm so excited to read it. I'm hearing so many great things! YAY, Heidi!

You know what's weird? I thought you were in my reader and I kept thinking "why isn't Rebecca ever posting anything?" I'm lame. I had never clicked FOLLOW THIS BLOG like I thought I did. You were here all along! Now I've got catching up to do...

LexiconLuvr said...

I'll have to check out the book. I've heard of it before but alas, the library and I don't get along. I want to keep the books and they want them back promptly.
But Barnes & Noble and I are fabulous lovers.

Keep writing, Rebecca. I love your story!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Rebecca--thank you! As you can see, I'm still way behind on my blog reading. Ack! I am going to link this in my sidebar. I am. Honest. I'll get to it (sigh)

mindyluwho said...

Ok. I asked in the last post to be invited to the private blog before I read this post. Yay! I will go send you an email right now so that you can invite me!

I read about Heidi's book on another blog and am saving my money so that I can get it. I love Jane Austen type stories and am excited to read this one.

Kimberly said...

Cannot wait to read that book! Can't wait to read yours either, but it refuses to be quiet in this house. Grrrr! Neil's been having staff meetings in earshot of my office lately - very disruptive!