Prost Neujahr!

Happy new year, everybody! I hope 2008 will be a wonderful year for you! May it be filled with love, laughter, and great books and may all your wishes come true! 🙂

After those lovely, lovely past few days I’m slowly switching back to work mode. Well … Or at least I’m thinking about switching back to work mode. *g* I looked at another student paper yesterday (I’m so good!), finally put together most of my Christmas mail (hey, in Spain Santa Claus doesn’t come until 6 January, so there’s still ple-e-e-e-enty of time!) (so, of course, in Spain it’s not Santa Claus, who brings the presents but the three Magi) (I think it’s in Spain that presents are exchanged on 6 January *scratching my head*).

Today I spent the whole afternoon working on a paper proposal for a collection on fairy tale film, only to come to the conclusion — sometime around six o’clock — that I don’t really have time to write an article of 5000 to 9000 words right now. So in the end, the paper proposal ended in the recycle bin. Poor paper proposal — the title might have been crap, but the rest wasn’t too bad.

I’m also pondering on what to write after I’ve finished expanding BETRAYAL. Actually, I’m not quite sure whether that book will really sell: it’s not that I don’t like the story (I do!), but the whole structure is rather unusual for a romance and besides, about a third of the story is set in Germany again. Hmmm. Anyways, what’s going to come after BETRAYAL? I’ve already got some ideas: I have, in fact, already written a synopsis (which my agent liked) for something called BLOOD AND STONE. It uses some characters from a much older book project of mine, CHILDREN OF THE DAWN, of which I only ever wrote the beginning and the ending (but it’s a great beginning and a great ending!) (naturally! *lol*), and a synopsis (at least I hope there’s still a synopsis somewhere!). I’ve always wanted to finish it, but always thought it might be too ambitious a project and that I didn’t yet have the skill to make the story sparkle. Perhaps this would be a great opportunity to finally tackle CHILDREN, especially since it would make more sense to write this book before B&S (because the ending of B&S sort of gives away the ending of CHILDREN). Hmmm. I need to think about this some more ….

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