Good morning, my sweetings. Pray, how are you faring this lovely Friday morn? Forgive my prose, as I have been gripped in 1811 and cannot seem to remove myself from its clutches.
I have been writing steadily these last two weeks, am now up to 40,305 words as of this writing. Don't ask me how because Monster Child has been home for the last two weeks with a severe sinus infection. Yeah, I know, first the snow and now this, but I am determined to finish this story by the end of Feb. if it kills me. And it bloody well might. (Just love that word - bloody)
Thank you all so much for your kind words on the excerpt I posted last Friday. Ellis is indeed one of my most compelling characters. I love, love, LOVE him. I wish he were mine. And he is, well, sort of, but alas, he's in love with Violet. Yes, he finally succumbed.
But wait, there are other obstacles he must overcome before they can finally be together. A creepy ex-girlfriend, a bitchy mother, an interfering Prince Regent, and of course, another man. *Dun Dun Dun* Oh no, whatever shall he do????
And yes, Sarah, this is the second in the series following the MASQUERADE line from last year. I have someone in mind to play Violet but she's never been in a period drama so I'm not sure I'll be able to use her. I have to scour more BBC/Masterpiece Theatre casts. This is the latest picture, the best picture I've found of Ellis so far. Unfortunately he's in the wrong period costume but, hey, a man in a tux is worth four in jeans I've always said.
And so, there is my update. I miss you all but am having so much fun writing this that I cannot pull myself away. Mayhap if you wish, I shall post another excerpt next week. What say you? Should you like to hear more about Ellis and Violet? Pray, tell me.
Have a great weekend.