I stayed up late last night finishing Pride and Prejudice. I don’t really know why I disliked that book so much in high school. I liked it now, though the beginning was a bit slow. Mr. Darcy’s pretty hot.
Getting ready for this weekend’s writing project (blah, I have to clean off my desk. Again.). A few of the books I had to order through ILL at the library came in, so I have to pick those up. All this research is beginning to scare me. Every time I start with a new project, it hits me how little I know about something. Though I catch lots of mistakes in the books I read, I really don’t want to make any of my own! It almost makes me freeze up. I think the first thing I’m doing once I join RWA (the only reason I haven’t yet is the lack of funds, esp. after paying for the conference), is to join the chapter for regency writers, the Beau Monde. I think it will help a great deal with my confidence. Gaelen Foley’s website has TONS of wonderful, very helpful links and info on it. It is a great resource to get started with.
Now I’m reading Rogue’s Lady by Julia Justiss. It’s pretty good so far. There is a teeny bit in the first chapter where there seems to be some of that, “Well, as you know Mr. Bentley, because you are my best friend, I come from a very poor family and my aunt took me in when I was three etc.” Too much info stuck into the dialogue. Actually, it’s not too much info, it’s just that it could have been handled a bit better. It wasn’t natural for the two people to say those things to each other. But getting the info in artfully is hard to do. Anyway, that was only on a couple pages, and after that, it seems to be fine.