Monday, June 1, 2009

Stormy Monday

I woke up to green skies this morning and the wind whipping the trees outside my windows. Sans lightning and blizzards, this is just MY type of writing weather! Maybe because it narrows down the possibilities of outside distractions. But its the shadowy, unsettled aura that envelopes a day that somehow inspires me.

Speaking of inspiration, I have been scouting various paintings-both classic and present day-to serve as inspiration. This one caught my eye as a perfect rendition of one of my muses in a scene.

So my game plan today is to dive into writing on my my current WIP "THE MASTER and THE MUSES" a title which had been changed, but impressed marketing at Harlequin so much as to the story that they have switched it back. Can you say, "happy camper? ;))

My master in this tri-novella book, is such a strong, charismatic creature. What I would liken to a Hollywood persona's in this day. Sure of himself, extremely passionate, sensuous , and yet though he would never admit it, has no need of finding that one woman who can capture him and hold him. In his mind, he is their knight in shining armor, their savior from their pitiful, colorless lives. And yet he does not even realize that in some ways his own life is void of color.

Not only is this book about the three muses that inspired his painting-but also how they shaped him as a person, making him realize that when it comes down to it--he is the one in need of being saved...from himself.

And what of the muses? What happened to them? The Master and the Muses is slated for June 2010, but periodically I hope to give you sneak peeks along the way!

A special note to my friend, Amy-thanks for the suggestion, you wont believe how that one turns out! LOL


Amy C said...

Oh, you did one of "those" scenes!! I'm all grins! And I have to wait another year to read it?? Oh life is so not fair!

I'm so intrigued with the idea of The Master and The Muses. As I said before, the scenes with Mr. Rodin in Diary of Cozette were some of my favorites.

And that is a beautiful painting, definitely has an ispiring look about it.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Amy;) thanks for stopping by! Yor remembered! LOL I love Rodins character and this book focuses very much on his influence of these other women, but also delves into their affect on him as well!

I love to see a male such as Rodin-seemingly set in his ways-be challenged by the very passion that drives him. Its lovely! LOL

That is a gorgeous painting, isnt it? She is my image of Grace.

sorry you have to wait a bit, anticipation can be a good thing! LOL


Anonymous said...

I just started Cozette last night! I love it!
She's my kind of saucy chick!
I can't wait to meet Mr. Rodin!

Amanda McIntyre said...

I really liked her too G, Thank you! Mr. Rodin, ah yes. That scene was one of my editors favorites;)


Cheeky Girl said...

Congrats on the new blog!

Amanda McIntyre said...

Hey Cheeky! What makes any house a home? The friends that are welcome there! Thanks for stopping in. I need to find out what genre of novella you guys would like to read? Do you like hunky cowboys? Maybe a guilt-ridden detective who finds a women from another time suddenly in his life?
Would you like to try your hand at a round robin story?

Give me some feedback! I'm thinking that could be fun!


Amy C said...

What exactly is a round robin story?

A guilt-ridden detective who finds a woman from another time in his life? Like time-travel? Sounds good!

Haven't read many cowboy stories, but in an historical setting, I'm game :).

Amanda McIntyre said...

Yep, it is a TT, Amy. And come to think of it, I may have to check my wording first as its not AS hot as my Spice work, but hot enough ! ;)

On the Round Robin question-I'm considering a few options from writing a collective short story, to making it like a Mad Libs game where you just fill in certain words.

That actually sounds like a lot of fun to me;)
Not quite sure, but was checking to see if there might be interest.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, Amanda! Best of luck with the new project. BTW, it was great seeing you again at the RT Orlando con. best, Cheryl Elaine Williams (writing as Sharyl Allane)

Amanda McIntyre said...

HI Cheryl! Thanks for stopping in and I think this is the first time Ive heard you mention your writing name! LOl That is wonderful! What are you working on at present?