The writings of Heather Lynn Rigaud

Welcome to Austen Nights, the home of author Heather Lynn Rigaud. Heather's writing is focused on updating the classic works of Jane Austen, taking these classic characters where they've never gone before. She welcomes you to enjoy 'Sweet Austen days and Hot Austen nights!'

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shortie from Editing

Okay, I know it's tacky to comment on your own writing, but I really love the headline: Fitzwilliam Darcy and Black Lizzy- A Match made in Hell! 

And the work continues. 

Richard's Music

What do Creed:

(Whoa, looking at that video again, was that freakily like Katrina or what? Even to the
stinkin school bus! Holy cats!)


And Audioslave:

have in common? (Goodness knows, it's not religion!) They're all what I think of as 'Richard's Music". Dark gritty lyrics & vocals, Short, repeatative phrases. The percusion, while not being solo material, is important and strong. This is what Richard's spirit sounds like to me.

And there's a reason why I'm listening to it this morning.

More later.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shhhhhhh! Serious writing going on here!

(And if you believe that, I've got a bridge for sale)

Can I tell you  secret? Sure I can. It's my blog, I can do whatever I want! It's this: MSWord has been running on my computer for the past full week. Maybe longer.

Okay. I know. As secrets go, that's pretty weak-sauce. But its a major change for me. MSWord is a processor hog and it slows everything down. I usually have it turned off, unless I'm working on something. And yes, that's the key: I'm working on something.

I'm working on my final draft of Fitzwilliam Darcy- Rock Star! It's due next Monday. I'm excited, and it turns, giddey and nauseous. But it's all good.

The biggest change my dear readers who've read it before will notice is the songs. I couldn't expect Sourcebooks to buy the rights to all those songs, and I couldn't in good conscienous ask those artists to sell their songs for my work. (Just picture that for a moment- go ahead) So I wrote new songs for the book. It was hard, but I'm pleased with how they turned out.

And I have a list of all the 'official' Slurry songs in the front of the book, so you can still use the orginal soundtrack.

That's what I'm doing. It's very crazy, and fun at the same time.

Love you all!