Latest Posting News for A Quest for Mr Darcy

The first draft of A Quest for Mr Darcy is now complete.

Thank you SO much to all those who read along as I was writing, especially the wonderful commenters who made me laugh, smile, kept me going through the bad days (and weeks!) and generally made the last six months so much fun! ❀

As promised, the story remained live for seven days. All but the opening chapters have now been removed for editing, proofing and preparation for publication in late June.

Foxy Darcy πŸ˜‰

The Epilogue will be posted here once written, and there will be several giveaway copies of the book available when it is released, some from my visits to other blogs and someΒ on this one. My giveaways always include eBook and paperback editions (winner’s choice) and will be open worldwide. πŸ˜€

Make sure you are signed up for email alerts here or follow me on Facebook or Twitter so you don’t miss the notifications of chances to win a free copy! ❀

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36 Responses to Latest Posting News for A Quest for Mr Darcy

  1. Congratulations on finishing the book, Cass! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this funny and brilliant book!

  2. JΓ©ssica Dias says:

    Woohoo!! Waiting for the epilogue!!

  3. Ann Isom says:

    I personally enjoyed very chapter…Kudos Cass on a work well written!

  4. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    I”m glad to hear that you’re making such good progress. Looking forward to the epilogue and your release. Hang in there! Jen Red

  5. Good luck with the edits, Cass.
    (That’s the job I like the least!)
    Carol-in-CT

    • Cass says:

      Me too! LOL

      It’s going well so far, but I’ve only cut about 3,000 words and I need to cut about 50,000!!!

      • Sheila L. Majczan says:

        Oh, no! You have to cut words?! I loved every word. So glad I read it without the cuts.

      • Cass says:

        LOL, Sheila! It’s not going terribly well! I would have to cut an entire storyline to get it to a management number of words (i.e. the twins), and I just can’t. ❀

        I don't think you will notice any cutting I'm doing. πŸ˜‰

  6. Shella L. Majczan says:

    Good luck with publishing. I do so look forward to both the epilogue and the published edition. I will be posting a review also. Loved this story!

  7. Yay!!! You’ve done a marvelous job on this book, Cass, and it has been a privilege to read it here; it certainly brightened my mornings during a very rough time in my life, so thank you!!!

    I can’t wait to see it all complete and freshly published! πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on a job *very* well done!!

    Warmly,
    Susanne πŸ™‚

    • Cass says:

      I’m so sorry things have been rough, Susanne. Bless you for continuing to read along; I’m so touched Darcy and co managed to cheer your mornings. ❀

  8. revam says:

    Congratulations. Loved your story.

    looking forward to epilogue.
    Revam

  9. Cristina says:

    Dear Cass,
    I have already expressed as well as I could my delight in the book. I am soooo glad I read it without the cuts… when I am enjoying a book, “I always find it too short”. I am looking forward to the epilogue and the published version. I can’t wait for the cover!
    Warmest congratulations!
    Cristina

    • Cass says:

      As far as cuts go so far, I don’t think anyone will notice. There are no plot cuts as they are too interlinked and I’d have to re-write huge sections of the story to drop characters etc. I’m trying to cut where I use too many words to say something simple (one of my biggest failings) without compromising my writing style – which is pretty wordy anyway! Aaargh. lol

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed it, Cristina! We’re working on the cover now and I am looking forward to revealing it when it’s ready!

  10. Carole in Canada says:

    So looking forward to the epilogue and the published work! However, you know me…the more words the better so don’t worry about cutting the other 50,000 words!!!! Loved the story and everything about it!

    • Cass says:

      I’m in a dilemma, Carole! I can’t find any plot I can cut because it’s all interwoven, so I’m trying to trim my excessive wordiness, but that’s about as far as I’m getting with word cutting! It isn’t an issue for the eBook, but the paperback will be massive! 😦

      • Carole in Canada says:

        Ohhh a nice big massive book to hold in my hands!!! Sounds good to me!!!!

  11. Anne says:

    I have enjoyed this story and eagerly awaited each new chapter. Thank you for sharing it.

  12. Anji says:

    Cristina used the same quote I was going to use! Reading your work chapter by chapter, as most of us have done over the past six months, I don’t think we realised how long it was. Yes, the chapter numbers reached 58, I think, plus the Prelude, but I’m currently listening to Rosumund Pike’s narration of P&P and suddenly noticed that the chapter count is into the fifties there, too. Guess they must have been a little shorter! I think I tend to excessive wordiness too, hence why a lot of my comments seem to ramble on forever, as this one seems to be doing, too. However long the final edit ends up being, rest assured we’ll treasure every last word of it.

    Whatever happens, there’s no way you can cut Olivia and Viola out of the plot! They were such a joy to read. I haven’t been into town lately, so haven’t had a chance to look for a couple of young ladies in Regency dress wandering around. I hope they’ve settled into school nicely!

    Looking forward to seeing the cover reveal. I wonder what’ll be on it. Will it be something to tease elements of the plot, or a beautiful picture of Derbyshire countryside, or something else completely? Oh, and I’ve just had an idea for your giveaways. For those who choose the paperback version, you could always offer a free acompanying wrist splint!

    • Cass says:

      LOL, Anji, re the wrist splint! I think I’m going to put a disclaimer inside the cover – ‘please don’t sue me for injuries’!!

      Jane Austen was definitely much more succinct than I could ever be with her chapter lengths!.

      I hope Olivia and Viola have settled in, too. I am sure they will enjoy Harrogate. Say hi to them for everyone if they cross your path (but then check your back! You never know what mischief they might be up to) πŸ˜‰

      Ah yes, the cover design! Ada and I are currently working on it. Roughly translated, that means she is working on it, and I’m just saying yes and no to things. πŸ˜‰ We are aiming for something romantic that also has some of the beautiful Derbyshire landscape on it. πŸ˜€ ❀

  13. Cass, thanks for the story. I find myself really missing my T TH updates! Now what will I read??? I look forward to publication so I can add this book to my collection. Thanks again!

  14. Beate says:

    Oh Cass, stop cutting. Do you really think Goethe, Schiller, Austen, Mann counted words? This is such a brilliant Story. Can’t wait to read it again.

    • Cass says:

      LOL! No. I’m sure they didn’t need to because they didn’t waffle like I do! Don’t worry – I defy anyone to notice the cuts which proves just how redundant the words are that I’m removing.

      This will still be a BIG book! πŸ˜‰

      • Beate says:

        It’s just like me… thinking for weeks about ‘waffle’ . Thomething to eat?

  15. pathg says:

    Cass, hope the editing is progressing smoothly and the book will be out soon. In the meantime, any chance you can help us with our withdrawal crisis after you stopped giving us doses of your story by posting the Epilogue? πŸ˜‰

    • Cass says:

      Ah Patricia! The Epilogue!

      It will be posted soon, possibly this coming week. Editing going very well, thanks to my lovely supporting cast. πŸ˜€

      Cover reveal coming next week!

  16. Beate says:

    Hmmm, waiting still for the Epilog. And no… no pressure πŸ˜€. Will the book be ready before I visit our beloved places? And where is your Kympton situated… again?

    • Cass says:

      LOL Beate! When will you be visiting?

      The book will be out in mid June, date not certain yet. Cover reveal coming next week. Hope to have the Epilogue posted some time next week too!

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