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Laura Hile

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  1. Chapter 1 of Step Lively!, my Christmastime novella, is up. Enjoy!

  2. If you like an ogre-ish Mr. Darcy, you'll love Chapter 2 of In League With Mr. Darcy.

  3. It's summertime! After a long, very unusual teaching year, I'm back at work with writing. Chapter 1 of In League With Mr. Darcy is up in Long Stories. Enjoy!


  4. The final chapter of As Only Mr. Darcy Can just posted. It will be here only through SEPTEMBER 24, 2020, so be sure to enjoy it while you can.

    October 13 is the release day. Exciting times!

  5. Chapter 26 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is up for you in Long Stories. Our villain gets what is coming to him, sure enough!

  6. Chapter 25 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is waiting for you in Long Stories. The end is close now, friends. But not quite yet.

  7. I'm pushing hard against the school year, friends. Chapter 24 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is now up in the Long Stories forum. What fun to see Wickham's trap so nicely baited.

  8. Just up, Chapter 23 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can. You'll find it in Long Stories.

    September is almost here, yikes! I should have Chapter 24 posted soon. Happy reading!

  9. Chapter 22 of So This is Love is now up in Long Stories. Who is worse? Lady Catherine? Or Mr. Collins? 


  10. Chapter 21 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is up for your enjoyment. Oh boy! Two villains!


  11. Chapter 21 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is up for your enjoyment. Oh boy! Two villains!

  12. Looking at the calendar--my last full week for writing work. The beginning of September signals school prep. The grand goal is to release Darcy By Any Other Name at the beginning of October.

  13. Blog post, done. Darcy installment, posted. Home from church and heading to the coast for an overnight jaunt. A road trip has been prescribed for the sepsis recovery girl, me! Oboyoboyoboy!

  14. Thanks for the "Happy Birthday." I used to sigh over the number, mourning the gradual loss of youthfulness, but not anymore. Grateful to be here and living the dream.

  15. The trouble with a flash drive is that when your laptop slides off the coffee table, it can break. The next installment of my story could be a little late, because now my drive won't read.

    1. FitzLiz


      Oh, no! That is one of my greatest fears. Of course, that means the new version will be even better. Can't wait!

    2. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      That's what I tell myself, Bronwen. Yesterday I learned how to store backup copies on the cloud. And--you'll laugh--a big sigh of relief because my latest post (Chapter 34, part 1) disappeared along with the rest but was preserved here at Beyond Austen. :) I have lost work before, and the pain is real because isn't the lost work the best we've ever written? As you say, the revision does end up to be better. :)

    3. Laroo25


      Oh no! So frustrating! I'm so sorry! I believe in you!

  16. Home from the hospital and on the mend. I learned the hard way what happens when a urinary tract infection crosses into the bloodstream and becomes septic. I hope to resume writing in June. For now, recovery is steady but way too slow. :)

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    2. LotsofLaundry


      I have had many UTI's in the past and I know that pain. To become septic is so scary. Thank goodness you are recovering. Please take it easy and take especially good care of yourself and follow your doctor's orders!!!!! Let us know how you are doing! Bless you! L.

    3. barblibrarian


      Oh, Laura, I am so sorry! I hope you are feeling better now and things are healing well. Take care and thing only of your recovery!

    4. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      Day by day I am gaining strength, though not fast enough for me. When I think back to what I've been through, I am sobered and willing to surrender to the need for rest. :)

  17. I was hoping my head cold would go away as the day progressed, but no luck. Darcy By Any Other Name will be up tomorrow morning (Sunday) instead.

  18. Congratulations to Robin Helm on the release of Forever Yours, the final volume of her trilogy.

  19. Congratulations to Robin Helm on the release of Forever Yours, the final volume of her trilogy.

  20. Happy Easter, friends!

  21. I am alive! And this is my first day back on-line. I arrived in California Sunday night and woke up Monday with the stomach flu. So that's where I've been for days...on the sofa, in bed, or sitting outside with lovely ocean breeze, drinking in the sun. Oh well. I'll be home Friday night. I'm sorry to skip a week, not intentional. (Now I feel bad for poor Mr Bennet.)

    1. Wendi


      I'm glad you're feeling better, Laura!

    2. Laroo25


      Well, I'm sorry you got sick, but I'm glad you are feeling better and in California no less! My home state. I miss it and can't wait to get to the beach this summer. Now, rest up and get us some chapter this weekend!

    3. FitzLiz


      So sorry to hear you were ill again. Hoping it has gone for good this time.

  22. If you are reading Darcy By Any Other Name, I need to let you know that tonight's post could be delayed until Sunday. I am riding the rails this weekend---a great place to work, but Internet access can be sketchy. Sorry!

    1. Laroo25


      What does this mean riding the rails? I'm curious. And I look forward to Sunday!

    2. FitzLiz


      Ahem, Sunday has come and gone. Your addicts are desperate for their fix.

    3. Laroo25


      That's right!

  23. Thank you, Gayle, for the shout out about The Jane Austen Dictionary of Word Usage. It's still free on Kindle this morning.

  24. It's still Saturday here on the west coast--8:45--so my latest installment is not late!

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