Friday, 28 May 2010

Sleuth of Baker Street

sunny, cooler, temps 24

Another gorgeous day. Gad - how long will this torment last??

Writing went much better today. We started with breakfast out - as a treat - then back home by 9am and at work until 3pm without breaks except to walk Trudy around the pond. Unspeakably beautiful out there.

I think the new idea has worked...what a relief. got tired at the end and sort of did a short-hand end to this scene. but will read it all over tomorrow morning and see what I think. It's important at this stage that each word have a reason to be there, and if possible each scene and conversation serve several purposes, propelling both the plot and deepening the characters.

I think this new approach has worked. Wow, what a relief. Yay.

Had a very fun email from Marian Misters of Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto. At the Arthur Ellis awards in Toronto last night, The Brutal Telling won the Sleuth award for the best selling Canadian mystery of 2009!

How wonderful that feels.

Thank you for all your supportive comments after yesterday's post. It helps!


Jeff B said...

Congratualtions on the Sleuth Award for the best selling Canadian mystery of 2009!

Enjoy your daily missives on the writing process.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lesa said...

That's fantastic, Louise! Congratulations. And, I can't wait until the next book is out.

Aimee said...

Your bookshelves must be buckling under the weight of all your awards. All utterly well deserved too.

I anxiously await this new story and all the awards that will come for it, as well.

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A. Wright said...

I thought "A Brutal Telling" was brilliant. Congratulations on this well deserved honor.

Darlene said...

Bouquets to you, Louise. Best selling Canadian mystery -- c'est magnifique!

Shelagh said...

Congratulations on the Sleuth award, Louise. That's wonderful, and well deserved. I, along with all your fans, cannot wait 'til "Bury Your Dead" comes out in October. Good to hear your new approach to writing is working. I truly admire your self-discipline. Enjoy this beautiful weekend.

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi all,

Thanks for the congratulations! Sure feels great. The editing is going well - slowly - but I'm happy with how it reads. I know there'll be more difficult days, but I also know I'll get over them.

And this is a beautiful weekend. Quite right.