A couple of months ago, I was honoured to be asked to join a group of Austen-inspired writers, known as the Austen Authors. They have all published (and continue to do so) a wide range of wonderful novels, some set in the Regency period, some modern-day and some covering both (through time-travel). Their stories are all Austen-related in some way or other, either in connection with one of her works or concerning Jane Austen herself.
It was my turn to write a Blog post for the Austen Authors’ website last Friday, and having recently attended the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, I chose that as my topic. You can find the post here. It gives a summary of the Festival and also tells you about my last-minute wardrobe dilemma and how I ended up turning a Mexican fancy dress hat into a Regency bonnet!
This week on the Austen Authors’ website we are beginning a new Readers’ Choice story, The Darcy Brothers, a chapter of which will be posted every Wednesday. There are six of us from the group taking part in this by rota, and my first contribution will be with Chapter Two next week. Every chapter ends with a Poll whereby the readers choose their favourite option on what happens next! Do come along and join in the fun!
In other Autumnal news, November is approaching, and that means National Novel Writing Month is nearly upon us. For those who are not familiar with this annual event, the plan is to spend the 30 days of November writing every day and producing 50,000 words by the end. My plan this year is to use that time and those words to complete the first draft of my new story (which, though already half written, sadly does not yet have a title!)
I will report my progress here, and feel free to shout at me if I am falling behind on my word count! I need to be shouted at now and again!
Finally, I am delighted to say that, thanks to fellow author, Regina Jeffers, I now know how to insert links into my posts, hence the generous use of them today!
Have a wonderful week, and I hope to see you over at Austen Authors on Wednesdays throughout the Autumn!