Saturday, September 16, 2006

A fresh start…

I’m afraid to report that Kate and Joe have hit the dust. Again. And I’ve started a new story. This is the second time this has happened to their story. I’m always seduced by the adventure of their idea and want to write it, but once I start, I can’t find the obvious emotional core of it and as the Romance line is all about emotion, emotion, emotion, that just won’t do.

I’m writing a story instead inspired by a collage that my daughter Vicki made for me when she was home on holiday from university. Remember how we talked about possible storylines, Vicki? Well it’s begun, kiddo, and I’m really happy with how it feels (I know it’s only after just one day’s writing). Let’s hope it lasts.

Oh, and I thought I’d include the new English cover here for Daniel and Lily’s story -Claiming the Cattleman’s Heart, which will be out simultaneously in the UK, USA and Australia in December.


Nicola Marsh said...

Stunning cover, Barb. Really gorgeous!

Hope the new collage brings plenty of inspiration.

I'm using one for my new WIP for the first time. I should take a pic and post it, shouldn't I?

allyblake said...

I want to come visit Barb!!! I loooove the pic of the tree ferns. Gorgeous!

And I so know what you mean about being seduced by certain stories that just won't fly...yet ;). I have several that I love but I am awaiting the moment the magic ingredient clicks for me to be able to make them into a Romance tale.

Good luck with not Kate and Joe!


Barb said...

Nic, I'd love to see your collage. I hope you enjoy working with it.
And Ally, you know you're welcome up here any time. We're gradually making improvements to our little cottage. Must add a few pics gere some time.
Glad to know I'm not the only one who has great ideas that don't quite work.
Thanks to both of you for dropping by.

2paw said...

I'm not writing anything!!!! I'm not making any collages!! Poor Joe and Kate, but Que Sera Sera. ( Maybe change their names to Jimmy and Doris!!!) But some things just aren't meant to be.....
I love your new cover though!! It's very Outback!!!
Good luck with the new story, glad to hear you're all motivated and positive!!

Barb said...


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