Thursday, May 29, 2008

OK, this week I'm playing...

It will be fifteen years this July since I sat in my sister's kitchen in Brisbane and said: 'I'm going to write a Mills & Boon.' Of course it took another four and a half years before I wrote something acceptable. And now I'm about to begin my thirtieth M&B.

But this week, before I start that project, I'm stealing a little window of time to play with my writing. I don't have long, before I have to get back to my contracted work, and I don't know how far I'll get, or if it will ever see the light of day, but it's fun to try something different.

I'm usually very superstitious about talking about work in progress, but I wanted to share this lovely photo that I'm using as part of my inspiration.

Can't a picture truly tell a thousand words? Actually, in this case I'm hoping for several thousand words. And yes, the story is set back in time.

I'd better not say too much more. It's still such a fragile bubble of an idea. I know lots of other authors have secret dreams of writing "something else". Good luck to all of you... and good luck to me.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Good luck in your new story venture. By the look of the photo, and knowing your work, it's going to be a great one! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on realising your dream. Now I am intrigued!!!

Phillipa said...

I'm VERY intrigued. Barbara - you should go for it. I adore your books.