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Laura Hile

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. Happy Easter, friends!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

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

  14. Persuasion's self-appointed Life Coach, Sir Walter Elliot, is spouting advice again. Check out his Looks & Rank blog (here).

  15. First of 15 (?) weekly Darcy posts is up. I apologize for the timing. What is late for most of you is still early for me on the Pacific coast. :)

  16. A question for readers of Darcy By Any Other Name in the comments today. What are your thoughts? http://www.beyondausten.com/topic/1542-darcy-by-any-other-name-comments/page-22#entry13071

  17. Thank you, friends, for your support. I look back at 2014 with astonishment and gratitude. Twenty-one new chapters for Darcy By Any Other Name (or there will be with tomorrow's post). And you have read and commented. Thank you.

  18. Love Suffers Long and is Kind is taking a one-week hiatus as Susan Kaye and I launch into the madness that is NaNoWriMo. Don't miss Susan's wonderful contemporary short, "Persuade Me Again," in the One Shots forum. http://www.beyondausten.com/topic/1732-persuade-me-again/

    1. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      And if you're jumping into the NaNo pond, let's be writing buddies. http://nanowrimo.org/participants/laura-hile

  19. Book Samples? How could I have missed this? For ducks, I've posted Chapter 1 of the first Mercy's Embrace book.

  20. First full week of teaching under my belt. Next week, my goal is to make time for writing.

  21. First day back at school. Putting on the Teacher Hat!

  22. Home at last! My long train journey became even longer when the Napa earthquake hit and all train traffic was halted. But we had power, so I wrote another chapter.

    1. Susan Kaye

      Susan Kaye


    2. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      We'll see how much rewriting it needs, ha!

    3. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      Well...and then I came down with the stomach flu. So, back in the saddle now, prepping my classroom for students.

  23. In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for a long weekend, posting Love Suffers Long while I have the chance. :)

  24. Uh-oh! I just discovered a whopping continuity error in the most recent Darcy By Any Other Name post. All fixed now! (That exchange will show up several chapters from now. My apologies! This is what happens when I work ahead of where I post. :)

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