NaNoWriMo is on! I've been posting with renewed regularity as of late, but I'm afraid this event necessitates as slowdown, as I cannot blog and speed write a novel all at the same time. I have a few reviews of very excellent books scheduled to post over the next few weeks, which should hopefully prevent an entire loss of momentum, so please check back to enjoy those. I might also throw up a few posts venting my frustrations or joys as I pound out my new novel. We'll just have to see how it goes.
This November I will be writing the first 50,000 words of The Madness of Mr. Darcy, a book I've been aching to write all year long. It will be a reimagination, like my previous books, but this one takes place in 1832. 20 years ago things went terribly wrong when Mr. Darcy failed to find Lydia and Mr. Wickham, and the subsequent loss of Elizabeth Bennet for his wife was only the first in a series of disappointments and tragedies that seem to plague his existence. Miserable and desperate, he is persuaded by his cousins to accept the help of Sir Frederick Wilson , the owner and manager of Ramsey House, a private mental institution. Mr. Darcy enters Sir Frederick's care thinking all hope for his life is lost, but it is at Ramsey House that he finds his future. I'm so excited! Wish me luck!