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Laura Hile

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  1. Saturday's a work day, so I posted this week's Darcy By Any Other Name chapter early. :)

    1. BarbaraSilkstone


      Dang! I can't see it. :(

    2. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      I hope Steph gets back from vacation soon, Barbara, so that your membership snafu will be untangled. :)

    3. BarbaraSilkstone


      Thank you. I am ready to post my first three chapters of my first attempt for your comments. I will post them on my website today.

      Mister Darcy's Dogs: A Pride & Prejudice contemporary novella. :)

  2. Happy Monday! Ten days left in July. Ten dedicated days in which to write before my crazy schedule takes over.

    1. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      Barbara, my friend, you are a working writer! Of course you don't have time to be reading my books! Forget apologies. :)

      Comedy or sarcasm ... how to answer? Let's just say snark. (I think my books are comic, but you might not?) My heroine in the published books is Elizabeth Elliot, Anne's older sister in Persuasion. She's a piece of work and so deliciously opinionated. But, because she's absolutely beautiful, she gets away with it. So we listen to her (...

    2. BarbaraSilkstone


      Laura, Thank you. I can't wait to get my author membership sorted out so I can read and comment on all posts.

      I adore snark. I was thrilled to discover a word for the subversive comments made by my characters. Yay! Snark!

    3. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      I take it you are waiting for Stephen

      to get back from vacation to straighten out the snarl? Odd that you cannot access the storyboard as a regular reader... :(

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  3. Eyestrain from writing, right? Um, hang on. Coffee. I forgot that one cup of coffee...

    1. Susan Kaye

      Susan Kaye

      Careful, you know how drugs affect you. ;-)

    2. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      Alas, I walk the tightrope of too much coffee vs. none at all.

  4. Drafting on Elizabeth West's "happy little puppy" writing energy. Today's goal: 3000 words. "Go, Dog, Go!"

    1. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      I cannot maintain the 3000 word clip for long. But it's my Monday - Wednesday goal. The only way DBAON will be finished. "The school year cometh when no teacher can write." So I'm driven.

    2. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      @StephH: I'm into drafting Chapter 19, so that's something. No resting on my laurels, however. Onward! (*cue the crack! of the cattle driver's whip*)

    3. Eawwrites


      I've been busy with my website... but I plan to write this weekend.

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  5. "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." (Walt Disney)

  6. This week's posting goal for Darcy is met! *happy dance*

  7. On this Independence Day 2014, I am thankful for freedom, for liberties for which those who have gone before me have sacrificed.

  8. On this, Independence Day 2014, I am for freedom, for liberties for which those who have gone before me have sacrificed.

  9. Love Suffers Long and Is Kind (co-written with Susan Kaye) set to launch tomorrow, July 4th. Huzzah!

    1. Eawwrites


      I can't find it!! I was going to share the post in my reader group on Facebook

  10. Challenge to self: a story post every ten days or so. As of yesterday, I am keeping up!

    1. StephH


      I like that challenge :)

    2. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      What have I given up to find the time? Ha. Housekeeping.

      But I live with three men (husband and two college-debt-paying sons), so what's to notice? :D

    3. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      Or rather, who will notice? Not them.

  11. At long last, after weeks of work, I'm launching Darcy By Any Other Name, my very first Pride and Prejudice what-if. I have Gayle on my tail to resume postings for Persuading Elizabetha. Ahhh, summer!

  12. Persuading Elizabetha, a piratical romance that needs finishing, is up on the non-Austen storyboard. What a hoot!

  13. Posting another Mercy's installment today. Oh boy! :)

  14. "After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." Philip Pullman

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  25. "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." Albert Einstein

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