Friday, February 11, 2011

Update on Ellis

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.

21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You've been busy! You'll finish by the end of the month. Easy.

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks Alex. I hope so. Of course, this has been such a great story to write, I'm dying to finish it to see how it ends!!!!

Justine Dell said...

How long will the story end up being? It sounds like you've got a lot of work to do! I wish you luck!

~JD

jbchicoine said...

You should definitely post another excerpt! Can I just say I am loving this story? I'm dying to see how it ends, also :)

Linda G. said...

Oh, nice Ellis! Yeah, I could take some more of him. ;)

Anne Gallagher said...

Justine -- I think I'm about half-way through at this point. Not so much work, I already know what is going to happen. I just have to write it down.

Bridget -- Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

Linda -- Yeah, isn't he just!!!

Ann Best said...

Oh, that's wonderful, Anne! You are making GREAT progress. And I am sorry to say I missed reading the excerpt (which I'm going to read right now) because I, too, have been bogged down--with my final edits; my memoir is now at the ARC stage. And I'm so cheering for YOUR ARCs!!!! Keep writing. Over 40,000 words, by now may more! Love the photograph of Ellis; not in the period, but his face certainly has that feel. (And I hope your beautiful little daughter is feeling better by now. Sickness and snow this winter have been dreadful for so many people.)
Ann Best, Author

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I once wanted to write historical romances. I gave up on the idea when I realized there was no way in you know where that I would get the voice right. I envy you on that. ;)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh handsome!
And i don't think you'll have any troubles finishing by the end of the month.
YOU CAN DO IT!

Anne Gallagher said...

Ann -- Thank you so much for your kind words. I love this story so much the words are just flying from my fingers.

And yes, Monster Child is doing much better. The doc put her on different antibiotics and although she still has a sniffle or two, her fever has broken and she's back in school, hence another 2000 words today.

Stina -- Do not envy me. There are so many voices that I CANNOT write, I only write what I love, therefore the voice comes. You do the same thing I'm sure. If you like, I shall envy you.

Sarah -- Isn't he just the living end? I LOVE Ellis. And I will try to do it. I will try with all my might.

Bossy Betty said...

Tell Ellis to pick me up at 7:00, not to be late and to wear that tux. Thanks.

Anne Gallagher said...

Betty -- OMG you are TOO funny. I wish it were as simple as that. He IS handsome, is he not? Tux or not, he can put his shoes under my bed anytime.

Liza said...

Yes please. Post more!

Anne Gallagher said...

Liza -- Be ready for Monday.

roxy said...

This is great, Anne. I'm so glad you're enjoying your writing process. And the guy is easy on the eyes.

Elliot Grace said...

...40,000 and rolling. Good for you, Anne! There's no better feeling than dotting that last period:)

EL

Anne Gallagher said...

Roxy -- Thanks Roxy. I hate to say how easy it's been but only because I love the story so much. And the guy is definitely easy on the eyes. :))

Elliot -- Thanks El. I've dotted it twice before, and each time I've felt glorious. Let's hope when I put the last one in this ms. this will be the one that snags me that elusive agent.

Donna Hole said...

Ah the exhiliarating feeling of writing - and being in love with it. Can there be a better high for an author - short of publication, that is.

Well done.

I personally rate men in jeans highger than men in tux, but that also depends on the guy . .

.........dhole

The Words Crafter said...

I hope MC is feeling better. Our center is currently dishing out strep, flu, sinus and ear infections, and colds. Yay. It's why I haven't been here much lately.

You've managed to get quite a lot accomplished and I love the language. And, 'bloody' is one of my favorite curse words. I use it regularly and with relish :P

I have a goodie for you on my blog!

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Damien Lewis = yum :) Love it!

Lydia K said...

You are really getting somewhere with your writing! Keep it up!