I'm back!

I took a little hiatus. My physical condition is exasperated by stress, so I decided to step away from writing and my self-imposed deadline. Sorry, faithful readers, CATHERINE will probably not get published prior to the end of the year, but THE END is in sight, and I can probably have her out by early 2018.

Having said all that, here is my contribution to Weekend Writing Warriors. For a brief run down of their rules and how to participate, as well as to find other authors who also do this crazy writing thing, click HERE.

I've bounced ahead in my story of CATHERINE and thought I'd share a moment between two sisters.

Kitty settled herself against the pillows and while waiting for Mary, turned her thoughts toward the enigmatic Lord George. He perplexed her greatly. One minute she perceived great intellect, similar to Elizabeth and Darcy and then, like a coin turning over, he played the foppish fool. What was he hiding? Better yet, whom was he hiding from? The question played around the edges of her brain until Mary returned with a small bowl of preserves in one hand, an empty tea cup in the other.

Within minutes both of them were enjoying their tea and a scone. Kitty couldn’t remember a time when she and Mary had sat together, other than at church. In some ways, both of them were overlooked. Jane was the beautiful sister, Elizabeth the wit, and Lydia the favorite and when all five sisters lived within the walls of Longbourn, she and Mary had been afterthoughts to most people. 
That's it for this week. As always, stay safe and hug someone you love.

Always with love,
Sue B


  1. Great insight into the character! :)

  2. Carole in CanadaOctober 14, 2017

    I love it when authors give Kitty a brain! Do take care and remember to breathe...

  3. Welcome back, and with such a lovely snippet, too! Don't beat yourself up over the delay. Your health is foremost, always. And 2018 is almost here!! A slight pause, not a stop. Can't wait to read more.

  4. I'm totally with Nancy––your health comes first! And I love the tease about George. Nothing hotter than a mysterious man!

  5. Interesting snippet. Beautifully written.

  6. Love the new angle/viewpoint. great snippet.

  7. I think Kitty is absolutely right. She and Mary were totally overlooked in the original P & P. Glad she's getting a voice here. Great snippet!

  8. It's tough getting equal time when there's five sisters, for sure! A great look into some characters who get a lot less page time!

  9. Aw, I like this. I’ve always had a soft spot for Mary too.

    1. You'll be pleased with some of my future ideas. Mary features quite prominently in them - think 'Meryton Mysteries' featuring Miss Mary Bennet. This of course won't be until 2019, but I'm already writing down plot premises and what kind of trouble could she get into.

  10. Take care of yourself, Sue. Get lots of rest. Your mind doesn't work well when your body isn't well. Your snippet reveals a lot about how the girls feel about themselves. Good job.

  11. Yep, this interchange captures the essence of these two sisters. Sorry for being tardy to comment. Blame *#@!@ LAX for getting me home a day late.


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