Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No SOS needed!

I'm still homesick, but I'm hanging in there, trying to keep busy so I don't have a lot of time to think about the four people and three kitties waiting for me back home. I spent Tuesday night working on five wedding dress tips for SOS Marry Me! That was the last thing I had to get them for the book (at least until galleys arrive) and I'm happy to say, the tips are off.

As soon as I emailed them, I got back to work on the new proposal. Finally. I came up with the idea for this book in December and am only getting to write it now! Of course I had to stop when the revision letter arrived for the other book, and I've been itching to go back to it since then. Especially with the proposal is due at the end of August.

The idea for the book, Christmas on the Mountain (working title), came to me during the Mount Hood incident back in December when two climbers from Dallas and a third climber from New York went missing. It's amazing how that one event inspired an entire romance novel, but also my new climbing hobby and making new climber friends and becoming climbing partners with them.

I was thinking about that this weekend while searchers scoured Mount Hood for clues and the bodies of the two climbers still missing. They didn't find the climbers, but searchers did find a stash of their gear hidden in an A-frame. If you want to read more, check out this article and the Three Mount Hood Climbers blog written by Kelly James' brother and sister-in-law.

And now for an entirely different subject, the other day, hubby mentioned something about a Jane Austen enthusiast plagarizing her works to see what would happen if he submitted them to publishers and agents in 2007. I found the article here. It's worth a read if you're curious.


Brandy said...

I'm curious about the wedding dress tips! *g*
Sorry to hear you are homesick, but you'll see your family this weekend, right? Just 2 more day!

Your story idea sounds interesting. I hope things go smoothly for you working with it!

Have a good day and don't forget to eat dinner!

Dru said...

I had hoped they would find the missing climbers. I still have hope that they will be found.

Wow..that's scary that the agents couldn't tell plagarized work when it was presented to them.

How are you doing? Pretty soon you'll get to see and hugs your kidlets and hubby too.

Were you able to get in some climbing with your buddies?

Like Brandy said, eat dinner.

I hope your Wednesday was a good one.

Melissa said...

Aw, the wedding dress tips, Brandy. Let's see if I can explain this. Our continuity is called the Wedding Planners. Each heroine has a specific job. Mine is the dress designer so I came up with five wedding dress tips. Shirley Jump's heroine is the florist so she came up with wedding flower tips. I'm assuming these will be in the book, probably at the beginning somewhere.

Still homesick, Dru. Two more days. I didn't climb last night, but I'm climbing all day tomorrow. It's our day off from class! I can't wait. I'm recharging my camera battery as I type:)

Wasn't that plagarism thing scary? Hard to believe. Kudos to the one who called him on it though.

It's dinner time so I'd better get something to eat!!!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm just totally boggled that some of those people didn't recognize Pride & Prejudice. Wow.