Friday, December 28, 2007

What am I going to talk about?

This is the fairyland: Oh! Spite of spites,
We talk with goblins, owls and sprites. If we obey them not, this will ensue,
They'll suck our breath, or pinch us black and blue.

That is definitely not going to happen here! Everyone is welcome to Title Magic – although the name does give away the fact that you might be running into a few sprites, shape shifters, or Celtic legends from time to time. There may not be many owls - but with Savanna around, there's bound to be a sexy big cat prowling through.

Hello everyone - I’m Evonne, the one from Wales – land of rain and dragons. After the inspirational posts over the Christmas period I have a hard act to follow. Thanks ladies!

Not being able to match my predecessors, I decided not to try. (Knowing your limitations is a great strength.) So - for my debut on the new blog I thought I’d give you a quick run down on the sort of things I might be talking about in future posts.

When I heard that Shakespeare quote in the theatre recently I knew I had to use it on Title Magic, as it seemed so apt for the things we write.

As you can guess from that, when I'm not writing, my big love affair is with the theatre. Which means that when it's my turn to entertain you on Title Magic you could be getting the occasional review of a play, if I've managed to see something especially stunning. And, of course, there might be a certain amount of drooling if a particularly favourite actor is mentioned -- though I'm sure my fellow Title Magicians will yell at me if it starts to get too messy in here.

Another thing that I'd like to do occasionally is to give you a small glimpse of my homeland, Wales. A magical, mystical country, and one that I'm sure will appeal to those who like to stray into the mists and mountains of the paranormal. It’s a country rich in tradition and folklore, a lot of which is dedicated to things otherworldly - with a dragon on the national flag and a national anthem that talks about poets, singers and warriors. (In Welsh - of course.) It also rains a lot. A lot.

What else am I likely to chat about? Well, of course there's my perpetual interest in reading. And food, and shoes and gardens …

But what about the writing? I’d like to introduce you to some of the people and organizations in the UK who have helped me learn about the craft of writing and maybe pass on any good tips, (or juicy stories) that I hear. And tell you about books by other authors that I’ve particularly enjoyed.

As far as my own work is concerned, my current work in progress is a romantic suspense, not a paranormal. Caz Elmore has lost someone she loves, in tragic circumstances. Then a man comes calling, who shakes up her whole world. Can she trust Devlin, a man with no past, to help in a search that takes her half across Europe? I'm trying to create a fast paced, sexy read, and as I know you know, that’s never as easy as it sounds.

I think it’s time I stopped waffling – but before I go I would like to remind everyone that voting in round three of American Title IV ends on Sunday 30 December. If you haven’t voted yet – please do. The whole contest is about you – the voters - and the book that you want to see make it to the end.
Remember – the finalists are totally in your hands. Use your power generously.


Holli Bertram said...

I'd love to learn more about Wales! I've always imagined it as a place where magic lives very close to the surface of the normal world. The Shakespeare quote made me smile. Fairyland can be a dangerous world to navigate.

Mel Hiers said...

"And, of course, there might be a certain amount of drooling if a particularly favourite actor is mentioned -- though I'm sure my fellow Title Magicians will yell at me if it starts to get too messy in here."

That's okay Evonne. We have mops! :-)I'm really looking forward to your future posts.

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Evonne, sexy big cat here...I couldn't let that pass! Wales! Yay! Do tell about the magic and mysticism. You know, I think you should seriously consider adding a dragon or two to your romantic suspense, if only in human form.

Holli, if anyone can navigate us through the delights and horrors of Fairyland, it's Evonne.

Mel, yep, have mop, will travel for seriously good drooling.

Evonne Wareham said...

Right - now I have to do some good research on myths and magic in Wales. Also need to hunt down suitable actors - that is going to be a dirty, difficult job, but someone has to do it. May have to figure out how to get pictures in here. Mel or one of the other techno-geniuses will probably have to help out - all in the name of research of course.

Savanna Kougar said...

Go, Evonne, go!