Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday Mumblings...

Ugh. Would someone tell me why it's so humid? Why it's the kind of humid where you're sweating as you towel off from a shower, or the kind of humid where the clothes on the line don't dry for hours, or the kind of humid where even the carpet in your house feels damp? Our thermometer reads 88% humidity this AM. Can't it just rain and get it over with, already?

On the brighter side, I am working my way through yet another set of edits for Lost in Paradise, and I have a confession to make: I love this story. Even after reading over it a million times, and revisiting it every few weeks with my editor, I do. It was the first novel I ever wrote, and while it's changed a lot in plotline, my hero and heroine are pretty much exactly the same as when I first conceived them. It's was so easy to write, once I finally sorted out the plot and the conflicts, and I still find all the characters so likable (that's not to say that Mrs. Giggles will agree, but...)

So I'm hoping that readers will feel the same way when it hits the shelves (sometime in mid-late fall, I think). I'm off to fininsh that today and then find a reprieve from the weather (which will include sitting in front of the AC with a tall glass of something cold and yummy, I'm thinking...)

Have a great weekend!


Laane said...

Have you had critical readers yet, apart from the people from the editors office?

Allie Boniface said...

Laane, It's been through workshops at my writers' group, so yes. And from the beginning, other people seemed to fall in love with the characters too. :)

Mel said...

You always have a sweet spot for your first book, the first characters you created. Kind of like your first love.

I'm sure you'll get good reviews on this one also. But frankly Mrs.Giggles is very hard to please. She gave Jennifer Crusie and Nora Roberts a 70 point grade once.

bunnygirl said...

When did you move to the Gulf Coast? LOL? That kind of humidity is par for the course around here.

I know what you mean about that first book. I guess we've all got one. I'm glad yours is good enough to get published! That's a real achievement for a first! :-)

Marianne Arkins said...

I can't wait to read a book where the hero rescues a kitty... he's already MY hero for that :-)

And, yeah. Humid. Yuck. Seriously.