Since I don’t have a story excerpt for you today, I thought I would share a music video about a story — one of my favourite Austen novels — Northanger Abbey to be precise.
Hype. “Henry & Catherine’s Love Story.” YouTube, YouTube, 15 May 2011, youtu.be/wSO-UG2yQoA.
I have a couple of confessions.
First, I have never seen this film adaptation. I’ve seen a rather odd version from the 80s but not this one.
Second, though I love the novel, I have not, in fact, read it. 🙂 I’ve only ever listened to it. 🙂 I do enjoy audiobooks at times. The narrator did a spectacular job allowing me to hear the sarcasm of the tale as I cleaned and got groceries. (I probably looked a bit silly laughing as I chose grocery items off the shelves in the store, but Mr. Tilney does know how to make a girl giggle. 😉 )
One of those ^ things I will have to, at some point, rectify — watching this film version of the novel. I am satisfied to have “read” the novel on audiobook (more than once).
Moving on from my lack of movie watching, I do not have a great deal of writing news to share, but I do have a bit. I have finished the first draft of Enticing Miss Darcy and have posted it all on Patreon, and I have only a couple chapters to reread before sending it off to my first reader. Therefore, it appears, at the moment, that the tentative publication date of March 6, 2018 — only one month from now — is on track.
HOWEVER, there is that short story which I hope to add to the end of the book as a little extra info about a couple of side characters. That story is only just begun, and I must decide before I sit down to write tonight if I am going to go with a standard Leenie form of story or if I will put a bit of a different twist on it. That is perhaps a bit cryptic, but unless you are one of my patrons, that’s as clear as it is getting until the story is published. (No matter how much I wish to share, I am determined to keep this one under wraps.)
I think that is all my news for this week. I will not have an excerpt next week either since I am writing that “secret” story, so I will share another story sort of video. Until then…
Have a great week!