WIPjoy #5

Now back to your irregularly scheduled WIPjoy. Share a line of description. Gray stone stretched to either side as far as Duncan could see; he had to turn and lean out of the coach to find the ends of the house. It was gloriously carved, almost gothic. High above along the roofline Duncan spied figures…

Brynnde on Blog Tour

Every Monday—starting with this Monday, April 17 and going through June 5—I and Brynnde will be making the rounds on a Goddess Fish tour! Follow along and you can win a $15 Amazon gift card! Schedule below, and of course I’ll be reminding you constantly. April 17: Christine Young April 17: Long and Short Reviews…

What’s So Good About It?

I woke up this morning with an acute case of vertigo. It had been a long time since I suffered a bout. I had my first taste of it in April 2000, while doing work study at the Graduate Studies office at Emerson College. Not long after arriving, I became so dizzy I could no…

WIPjoy #4

Share a song that inspires you for this story. Um . . . Maybe something by October Project? I mean, nothing immediately springs to mind, which is kind of weird since I usually do use songs for inspiration. Maybe the Waterboys’ take on Yeats’ “The Stolen Child”? It simply uses the poem: Where dips the…

WIP Wednesday

I’m taking WIPjoy at my own pace. For today I’ll break and give you a new snippet of Faebourne. In this scene, Duncan has been left alone to dress himself before breakfast. He was peering under the bed in search of appropriate footwear when the door opened once more and Richard entered. Duncan rose from…

WIPjoy #3

Share a visual that goes with your WIP. I’ve been trying to find photos of places that could pass as Faebourne, which is a gothic kind of mansion set in the wilds. I can find gothic mansions, and I can find wilds, but seldom both (without it looking like a horror novel). I’ll be relying…

WIPjoy #2

Describe your main character for us. Duncan Oliver is not the hero you picture on most romance covers. In fact, the first paragraph of Faebourne says it all: Duncan Oliver was in every respect an unremarkable gentleman. He was not tall, though also not any shorter than would be deemed respectable. He was not rich,…

WIPjoy #1

I’m a bit late starting this, but I’m going to be taking you through my WIP Faebourne, which is another Regency romance akin to Brynnde. In fact, this being the first WIPjoy post, let me introduce Faebourne properly. This is the story of Duncan Oliver, a damoiseau in distress. (Well, he’s not French, but what…