During my initial draft, I’d scoured magazines cutting out pictures, trying to find what my hero, Lord Montagu, looked like in my time-travel romance. I’d had clippings of handsome men, but they weren’t him. So, I completed the first draft with just an image in my head. Then I saw the BBC version of Jane […]

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I’m going to go all fangrrrl on this lady, so beware! This past Friday was international Ada Lovelace Day, where bloggers all over the world celebrated women in science and technology by spotlighting a specific woman in the field. I chose to highlight Dr. Janet Whitson. But who was Ada Lovelace? Steampunk lovers know her […]

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I’m not feeling too well tonight, so I thought I’d sit down and do a Firefly marathon, a lamentably short-lived TV show created by Joss Whedon. I’m a total geek about this show. Yes, I’m a Browncoat.  But, as I started watching the opening sequence, ideas for a blog post itched at me. I don’t know […]

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Today is world-wide Ada Lovelace Day. Daughter of English poet, Lord Byron, she is often credited as being the first computer programmer. The United States Department of Defense named their computer program in 1980 ADA, in her honor. More about Lady Lovelace on Wikipedia. Today, blogs worldwide are honoring her by picking a woman in […]

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My main character works at the British Museum in present day, but finds herself in 1834 London. I thought it would be fun for her to visit the museum while she’s in 1834 to see her reaction. When I wrote my first draft, I knew I needed to do research on the museum, but waited […]

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Photo by Rae Grimm (bloodylery) After much gnashing of teeth and hair pulling and Funyun consumption, I finally strapped myself down in a chair and got some emotions out people. Lord, was that hard. As I blogged yesterday in Struggling with Revising the End, this was hard for me. I was resistant. It was like […]

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Earlier this week I blogged about Why I’m Happy My Mom Hates the Ending… because it means she’d been emotionally engaged enough to be totally pissed at me for flubbing the ending. Now I know why I flubbed it. Endings are hard. Writing emotions is hard. Both together? Looking back, I remember that I’d totally skipped even […]

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