lørdag den 2. oktober 2010

My September

Readingwise, September was a pathetic month with six reviews only. On the other hand, most of them were wonderful books.

With regard to my fiction writing things went quite a lot better. I finished the first draft of my first cosy novel ever, The Cosy Knave. Besides, five people offered their help as beta-readers in a day or two. The community of blogging is marvelous!

So what I should be doing now is editing, editing, editing. And I am. But after ten days I have reached a point where I can see that my poor imagination has to have another project to keep it alive. Last night I said, okay then, let me see what you can do.

Here is what my imagination came up with around midnight:

The Halloween Murderer

Rhapsody and Primrose have found the cottage – and at a very reasonable price because the previous owner´s heir wanted to sell it immediately. They are not quite ready to get married yet, but they plan a week´s holiday there to paint and such.

Of course something happens in Knavesborough, meaning Rhapsody will be alone most of the week. By accident, some of the previous owner´s books are mixed up with Rhapsody´s so one sleepless night she stumbles on a diary or something. Did the little, old lady really die peacefully in her sleep, or was she murdered because she knew too much?


The village is heavily ridden by superstition. They are all certain that around Halloween, somebody will die. Just like last year, and the year before that ...


Rhapsody is not the least superstitious, but when she needs some solid facts, she has to get in touch with the daughter in California to find out what´s what.


Well, that was as far as I got (or rather: that was as much as I want to tell you beforehand).

Anyone who would want to read on?

17 kommentarer:

iasa sagde ...

oh yes, tell me more

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - What a wonderful idea for a story!!! I would be honoured to read it!!!! This sounds so interesting, and could be a great follow-up to your first Knavesborough story.

Mason Canyon sagde ...

You've got my attention. Looking forward to reading more.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Karen Russell sagde ...

I would read it, too. I like the annual Halloween death idea, and I like that Rhapsody is not superstitious.

Dorte H sagde ...

Well, I´d better get on with it, then.

Thank you for your support!

Clarissa Draper sagde ...

Sounds great, Dorte.

Also, did you want a review done? Your name is on my list. If yes, just send me a copy of your first chapter by email.

clarissadraper @ gmail.com

Kelly sagde ...

Yes! It sounds like something I would enjoy, so please continue on!!

I'm glad you got enough beta readers. I really wanted to do it, too, but I'm just so slow. I'll just buy the finished product WHEN it's published. :)

C. N. Nevets sagde ...

Great set up, lots of potential for interesting characters, conflict on several levels, and an intriguing mystery.

Dorte H sagde ...

Clarissa: I thought I had sent it. I´ll try again.

Kelly: I have plenty for now; otherwise I could certainly also use you. Speed is not the main qualification :D

Nevets: thank you.

Cathryn Grant sagde ...

Yes, I want to know more!

Dorte H sagde ...

Cathryn: I´ll do what I can but it may take some time before I have a new novel.

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

Yes you can be excused for not writing more reviews as you've been doing other writing :)

We have a holiday here on Monday (I can't for the life of me remember what for but I'm not complaining) and I intend to spend a portion of it with the next chapters of "the book" which I am looking forward to.

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: it is not that I have written (or edited) too much lately either, but I am pretty busy at school these weeks. Should be better from mid-October.

Hope your reading will be a pleasure :D

....Petty Witter sagde ...

What a tease! To leave us hanging like this. Still, who said you should always leave your audience wanting more? A great start, I don't think I'd want to stick around here come Halloween ..... just in case I was next.

Dorte H sagde ...

Tracy: well, if you had had enough after the first 100 words, I´d better find another hobby :D

Care sagde ...

Yes! sounds very fun.

Dorte H sagde ...

Care: I am so happy that you all like my idea :D
To be honest, I quite like it myself. I´ll have to research Halloween and all sorts of superstition - yahoo.