Time flies…
Monday, October 10th, 2005 Oct 10th, 2005 leave a response

I can’t believe it’s a week since I last sat down to write my blog. The older I get, the quicker time seems to fly by. I’m so busy getting through the days that when I look up, it’s the weekend again and I’ve achieved…nothing.

When I’m writing, I usually get to the last quarter of the book and finally ‘know’-what’s going to happen, how it’s going to happen and exactly how the story will end. Plotters will scream at the very thought, but as a true Panster, that’s how I do it folks! Anyway, at this exhilarating point, I want ‘real’ life to stop so I can go and write the story 24/7 until I’m done. Unfortunately, with 4 kids I just can’t. It makes me grumpy and frustrated, but I have to remind myself that ‘real’ life is actually the important part and that I should participate in it-albeit reluctantly.

I’ve always had a deep inner life. I can happily day dream my way through anything. I used to think that everyone had characters inside their heads shouting out their stories-apparently they don’t. Only other writers understand that the paper people become real once you let them out onto the paper.

I have a gazillion stories waiting to be written. I only have 24 hours in a day. Sometimes I worry that I’ll never get them all written. Sometimes I worry that I’m missing out on ‘real’ life pursuing a dream. What to do?

In the real world-after deciding that caution and ‘thinking things through’ was the way to approach the whole financial mess of getting another house thing, Mr Kate and I saw a fantastic property today which managed to encompass all our dreams-(apart from the price which was more in the realm of nightmares). Now we’re busy justifying why we might just have to have this place…

Last thought-any Georgette Heyer fans out there? Favorite book? Favorite hero/heroine? I’ll give you mine next blog

7 comments to “Time flies…”

  1. Amanda Carrell
      · October 11th, 2005 at 3:00 am · Link

    I’ve heard so many good things about Georgette Heyer, but haven’t been able to find her books in the local store. I look forward to seeing what everyone recommends.

  2. MariaGeraci
      · October 14th, 2005 at 9:55 am · Link

    Favorite Georgette Heyer? Oh, God, that’s like asking a mother to pick which of her children she loves best!

    Okay, here goes:
    These Old Shades
    The Grand Sophy

    Best hero?
    Vernon, Marquis of Alverstoke (Frederica)
    Justin Alistair (These Old Shades)

    Sigh… No one writes a hero better than Heyer!

  3. MariaGeraci
      · October 14th, 2005 at 9:56 am · Link

    oh, forgot the favorite heroine. It’s Sophy, of course!!

  4. Kristen
      · October 14th, 2005 at 7:51 pm · Link

    I’ve never read a Georgette Heyer but have heard many good things about her.

    Ducking and running now. 😉

    What book would you suggest reading first? Bear in mind, I’m not much of a historical reader but I’ll try anything once.

    Curious to see what you say, Kate.

  5. Kate Pearce
      · October 14th, 2005 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Amanda, check on amazon. They usually have them-I know they’ve been re-releasing them in the US over the past few years with forwards by current romance writers.

    As Maria said, that’s like trying to pick my favorite child…
    I know you are a dog lover, so I’d suggest: Frederica, Arabella or The Grand Sophy.
    Let me know what you think!

  6. Kate Pearce
      · October 14th, 2005 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Maria, not far off my own top three, although sticking to 3 is killing me.
    I’m still musing about my final choices before I write the blog.

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