Random Thoughts

I’ve been sitting here trying to think of a blog topic, but I’m plagued with random thoughts, none of which translate into a blog. Here they are, in no particular order.

IMG_0254Snow – We had yet another snow storm last week, a big one for the Washington, DC, area, but how many times can I blog about snow or about Regency snow storms? I’ve done it before here and here and here. You don’t want to read about snow anymore.

Naming characters – I’m starting a new book and am in the very beginning phases, one of which is selecting new character names. I ran across a new-to-me baby naming website that looks to be a great resource for character names. It occurred to me that I could do a blog about how I name characters, but is that interesting enough? I feel like I’ve done that before (I have. See here)Regency_lot6

Marriage of Convenience – My new story is going to be a marriage of convenience plot, one of my favorite Regency tropes, so I could write about Marriage of Convenience plots or about regency tropes. I wrote one of those a long time ago. Here, by the way, is a good list of regency tropes.

Polishing your Writing One Word At A Time – Probably the reason I can’t settle on a blog topic is I must be polishing the workshop presentation I’m giving this coming Saturday, Feb 22, for Space Coast Romance Writers (the Florida STARS). If you are nearby and interested in attending, here are the detailslogo6

What are your random thoughts today?

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About diane

Diane Gaston is the RITA award-winning author of Historical Romance for Harlequin Historical and Mills and Boon, with books that feature the darker side of the Regency. Formerly a mental health social worker, she is happiest now when deep in the psyches of soldiers, rakes and women who don’t always act like ladies.
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4 Responses to Random Thoughts

  1. Elena Greene says:

    I’ve been thinking that it’s the 3rd week I’m feeling tired and congested and maybe I should see a doctor.

    On a happier note, I’m more than half way through editing my first book, LORD LANGDON’S KISS, and happy with the changes I’m making.

    Enjoy the SpaceCoast conference! Hope the weather is a nice change for you.

    • diane says:

      thanks, Elena. But do visit a doctor!!! Maybe you need some medicine.
      How exciting that we’ll have a new edition of Lord Langdon’s Kiss soon!

  2. Wish I could be there for your workshop, O Divine One! Alas, the cruel and evil slavemaster, Walmart, seldom allows me to leave.

    Currently my thoughts are directed almost completely on getting my Emily winning manuscript ready to send to the editor and agent who requested it.

    I’m also spending some time judging six Golden Heart entries. I want to get them finished by this weekend so I can return them to RWA in good time.

    And I am also devoting some thoughts to developing my workshop for this year’s Beau Monde Mini Conference. I’ll be speaking about opera during the Regency and I am having fun researching and deciding what to include.

    Can’t wait to read your marriage of convenience story !!

  3. Oh! I wish I could go to your workshop, too! Looking forward to your new story!

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