Monday, 21 April 2008

Falling off the face of the earth...

My blog has been unusually quiet recently, I know. Unfortunately, my RSI has returned and I'm having to limit my time at the computer. Combine that with school holidays, a few health issues and a looming deadline... Well, let's just say I saw a ball of tumbleweed roll past.

And the problem is, after not blogging for a while, I couldn't think of anything to say! Fascinating, aren't I?

Anyway, my fifth book, Saying Yes To The Millionaire, the Summer Bride in the 'Bride for All Seaons' series, is going to be available online in a week or two, and I promised in my Dear Reader letter that I would give some in-depth behind-the-scenes info, so I reckon it's time to get going on that. I have so many locations I could talk about that it could easily take more than a month!

Saying Yes To The Millionaire is a fast-paced adventure in which the hero and heroine enter a treasure hunt and race round London for four days. It was great fun to write and I researched way more than I could ever fit in, but I had to work very hard on keeping the romance developing and letting the emotional story shine trhough. So, as I talk about the different locations and ideas behind the story, I'm going to add some snippets of advice for aspiring writers on how to use your plot to maximise your characters' emotional journeys.

And don't forget to pick up The Bride's Baby this month as Liz Fielding kicks off the 'Bride For All Seasons' series with the Spring Bride!

7 comments:

Nicola Marsh said...

So glad to have you back, Fiona :)

Hope the RSI resolves soon.
Take care.

Michelle Styles said...

Hooray that you are back Fiona.I am sorry that your RSI is acting up again.
YOu have a lovely cover. Having just read Liz fielding's blog where Larry Riobel is guesiting, it makes me wonder IF the cover is one of his.It certainly has that lovely romantic feel and joire de vivre. Anyway, I shall look forward to reading it.

India said...

Sorry about the dreaded RSI Fiona-- though at least it means that you must have been working hard! Really hope things sort themselves out and you're feeling better very soon.

Fiona Harper said...

Thanks, girls! Nice to know that I haven't been forgotten completely!

Jessica Raymond said...

Good to see you back, Fiona. I hope all the health issues have been resolved. Looking forward to hearing more about your book -- the cover is lovely!

Trish said...

BOO to the RSI

And I'm now gonna help it loads by telling you you've been TAGGED on my blog... have fun!

Ray-Anne said...

So sorry to hear about the RSI. Horrible! Take care!