Wednesday 11 April 2012
On Writing Suspiciously Reserved - The Idea
Writing Suspiciously Reserved was the fastest, most enjoyable project I have done yet. I wrote the entire book between April and August 2012. I was inspired by my upcoming return to full-time teaching to get the book finished. An excited entry in my daytimer states “Finished book rough draft!!” on August 15. I even had time to do a first edit before school started.
I’ll be the first to admit that at the beginning of the book, even I was in love with Frank Churchill, but coming up to the end, I decided Jane must give him up and turn to her rightful partner – George Knightley. Knightley remains the true “knight in shining armour” that he is in Emma. But could I go through with this major revision to the original story? I’m not giving out any spoilers. You will have to read for yourself!http://www.amazon.com/Suspiciously-Reserved-Twist-Jane-Austens/dp/1468155296/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1334161220&sr=8-5