Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Letting Go

I’m finding it hard to let go of this book.

There weren’t really any revisions, but my editor agreed that the ending was crying out for an epilogue, so I had a lovely excuse to submerge myself right back into it and wallow with delicious self-indulgence in my favourite part of writing (ie. the end). The playlist I’ve had while I’ve been working on this one has been absolutely cracking, so it’s been on at full volume while I’ve been sitting at my computer with a box of tissues, sending Tristan and Lily off into the sunset to get on with their life together.

I fell for Tristan in a big way, and I’m quite sure if I found myself standing a couple of feet away from Henry Cavill again now and he smiled his beautiful smile at me I would be utterly incapable of the restraint I showed in the same situation back in June. Not since lovely Orlando Winterton have I lost my heart so thoroughly to a hero...


(Talking of whom, I had a lovely Orlando moment this week when, collapsing in front of the TV with a glass of credit-crunch cava to celebrate the end of the book (again), I came face to face with delicious James D’Arcy— in military uniform. It was a drama series called The Commander, I think, but obviously I’m a little sketchy on the plot details since I was far too busy gazing lustfully at the striped epaulettes on those broad shoulders. Hell-o Orlando!)

Anyway, as another hero gets his girl it’s time to unpin the pictures from above my computer and change my screensaver to a new man, and for this I need your help...

Back tomorrow for a little opinion poll!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

A new man!

The suspense is unbearable--I can hardly wait--can't you tell how breathless with excitement I'm getting?

Henry's going to be hard act to follow,India. Unless the new boy's name begins with D of course....

Lots of love,

Rach.
XXXX

India said...

Rachel you have to be completely honest about this one. I'm thinking of straying away from my usual type and I want to know if you think it'll work!

Trenda said...

Ooh, I can't wait! Especially knowing you are straying away from your usual type.

Looking forward to tomorrow...

Trenda

India said...

You may think it's not a change for the better Trenda! You must let me know what you think...

Kate Hewitt said...

There weren't really any revisions?! Lucky, lucky you... what number book is this anyway? You're whipping through them, it seems!!

x Kate

Trenda said...

India, I have faith in you! But still, I'm happy to give my honest opinion. Just ask hubby; I give him my opinion about all sorts of things! (Whether he asks for it or not!)

Looking forward to tomorrow's post...

Hugs,

Trenda

Anonymous said...

NO revisions...mutter...grumble...mutter...
ahem - wow! I'm so happy for you, that's brilliant!
...mutter...grumble...gripe...
a very jealous abby green...

India said...

The new one will be number 7, Kate. I'm so much slower than you and am just about ready to swoon with admiration at your feet when I think of you writing whilst simulataneously nursing your new baby. It was about two years after each of mine before I could concentrate long enough to write a proper shopping list. You're amazing!

Trenda-- I'm a bit the same. I'm told it's not always a good thing, however in this case you have my permission to be brutal...

(Abby, what are you doing here? Get back to work immediately.)