Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Well, I thought I was back in with the Fast Draft. I did 10 pages yesterday and was very pleased...even interrupted the flow several times to do a quick bit of research on the internet. Today...nothing so far, and things are not 'percolating' yet. And I think I'm going to have a little trouble in future days. Yesterday I picked up a novel I've had on hold at the library for-ever! I'm pretty sure it's been on order this whole time and they just got it in, and I'm getting first crack at it. I can't even remember how I found out about it, but it sounded so unique and different that I have been waiting eagerly to get my hands on it.

The book is Hope Tarr's Vanquished from Medallion Press. And although I'm only a few pages--maybe 20 into it, so far so good! I'm not one of those people who just can't put a book down--no matter what the book, I can put it down. I never stay up all night reading...about 12:30 is my limit... Anyway...the book is set in Victorian England, where the heroine is a suffragette leader and the hero a photographer. She needs portraits done, and someone in the Parliament, interested in quelling the vote for women, hires him to seduce her and capture 'her downfall' on film. I'm totally titillated!

Confession: Candy Havens told us to reward ourselves after a successful Fast Draft. Well, I haven't really finished FD, what with the hiatus and all, but I went shopping today....and totally rewarded myself.


Colleen Gleason said...

I have been intrigued by the gorgeous cover of this book! It is absolutely lovely.

I'm interested in hearing your final thoughts. Like you, I can easily put a book down. There are very few that keep me up at night, or that I can't put away to get some work done.

I can enjoy a book, but also be able to put it down.

I can put a book down that doesn't hook me and hold me in, though.

I have wayyy too many things on my TBR pile, but if the book is as great as it seems, I'll be reading VANQUISHED.

Looking forward to your review.

Karitown said...

I hear you. I used to love to read books. But now it's hard not to analyze what I'm reading. So it's really something when you find one you can't put down.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I didn't mention the cover, but really, I can't stop staring at it. I'll definitely let you know, Colleen.