Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Looking forward to another bright sunny day here in the rainy part of the country. It's great outside and maybe I'll get a little work done in the garden. My husband very sweetly spent the day outside so he wouldn't bother me while I was writing. How nice it is to have a sensitive husband. Oh, yeah.

The hero and heroine start to patch up their differences. After the near drowning the hero knows he cannot live without the heroine. But he doesn't understand that it is LOVE. Oh, no, he still believes his attraction to the heroine is just physical. He also wonders about the Earl's knowledge of his mistress. How did the Earl discover that the hero's mistress is his bastard daughter? He cannot put all the facts together. And then...

And then the heroine's brother shows up on their doorstep in the country and announces that the other brother has vanished. Where has he gone? Has the evil mam kidnapped him or sent him to Newgate?

Stay tuned:

Sunday, March 23, 2008

It's raining again. The wind is blowing and it's just a gorgeous stormy day. I'm writing and my "to do" list isn't growing any smaller, but I've made significant progress on my book.

So how does the heroine end up knee deep in water in the middle of a lake and in a sinking boat? Does the hero show up in time to save her? Who is behind the nefarious scheme to end the heroine's life? Is it her father who has finally discovered her true identity? Or is the person who taught her the tricks of her trade?

Stay tuned:


Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring break! I'm looking forward to getting some of the things on my 'to do' list checked off. And writing. I haven't had the energy to write and now that vacation time is upon us, I hope to change that. I have big plans to finish the rough draft of An Uncommon Thief. But I'm going to have to write about 2,000 words a day. In the words of the little train, I think I can, I think I can. Wow, am I rambling or what?

There is so much going on in the world. Obama is in Portland and then Salem. Tickets are sold out. It would have been interesting to see him speak. He is probably more charismatic in person than he is on TV.

I'd love to run another contest, but I can't figure out how to get in touch with my winners. I don't see why they can't just send me their address. I still have two contest winners that I can't locate to send them thier books. I'd really like to hear from them.

No comments on the book. I haven't written anything since Monday night. So hopefully tomorrow I'll have something to post.

Stay tunned:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Gosh, it's been a long time since I've been able to sit down and write anything. I didn't win. Darn, I didn't win. I knew going to the Eppies, I wouldn't win but I guess I really wanted to win. Maybe next year. At least I finaled. That was something I've never done before. One small step at a time, they always say. Congratulations to Paty who did win. Hooray.

The hero and heroine are off to the new cottage. Will they leave the terrors of London behind them? Or will the assassin follow them to their new home. Will the heroine's brothers make it to America or will the mam ruin all thier plans? And further more is the mam a lady or is she a he. Why is the heroine so darn importatn to the mam? Why is she so important that she or is it he is willing to murder?

Stay tunned for the continuing saga of An Uncommon Thief.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Congratulations blackroze37! You have won the February contest. Please email me at achristay@aol.com with your address so I can send you your book.

Finally, I've finished the edits for Highland Song the third and last book in the Higland series. It will be out in ebook in September and hopefully will be a POD book in October.

I've restarted the pickpoket dog and what fun. It is so much more fun to write than it is to edit. The hero has been attacked in his own home. All hell breaks lose as he fights to save his life and that of the heroine. The cook appears in his doorway rolling pin in hand and the heroine appears afraid for her heroe's life. Oh, but does the assassin escape? Or does the hero mange to capture him before he makes it out the kitchen door. Or did the dog get enough of the assassin's clothing to stop him?

Find out in the continuing saga of pickpocket dog now known as An Uncommon Thief.