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An excerpt from the new Pemberley Variation — 17 Comments

  1. Ooo, love it! So tantalizingly frustrating. Now that she thinks he’s a creep, D digging himself out of this hole is going to be entertaining. I can’t wait to read more. I remember looking up the 4 words when you posted this before, but can’t remember what they were any more. Anybody?

  2. ps – forgot to say, thrilled to see you posting again! NaNoWriMo sounds like an impressive endeavor. Must have been a bit fun to let go of quality standards, but I’ll bet it’s still great. Cheers, M

  3. I can’t wait to read more! It’s a wonderful new twist. Wickham seems such an unspoken presence, dangerously hanging in the background, unexposed and still in Lizzy’s good graces. Yikes!

  4. I’m so happy to hear that there are more Pemberley Variations on the way!!! I am eagerly anticipating them! Congratulations on doing Nanowrimo, I can’t imagine writing so much in one mere month!

    At first I thought the four words were something along the lines of “and God bless you,” but then I realize Darcy says that at the end of the letter, not in person. I had to look up the right answer, which I think may be “which she instinctively took?” Very clever to only omit four words and have outcome of that scene taking a different direcetion! I look forward to reading this one!

  5. Yay! Welcome back Abigail! Can’t wait to read another of your amazing treasures. Have you set a timeline for delivery of “Lucky 7?” I am really looking forward to expanding my library with another of your editions. Wishing you sppe, clarity, and a total lack of roadblocks!

    Amy Z

  6. Meredith wins for correctly identifying the four words missing! The impetus for this story was realizing why Jane Austen said Elizabeth took the letter “instinctively” when she usually never wastes a word, and then I realized that it wasn’t just excess verbiage.

    No timeline on delivery – I need to revise it, and once it’s in my editor’s hands, she has to decide whether to buy it (and this is by no means a given), and then it’s usually about 18 months till it hits the shelves. It’s a very slow process.

    Alexa, you’ve given me an idea of how to get through a dull patch of the story. Thanks!

  7. Oh, Abigail, you’re back! Just reading these few paragraphs, I so miss the powerful tension you create. What is it about your writing that sets you so apart?
    Your previous description of #7 seemed to pass it off as nothing but words, but you have a great story in the making. Fingers crossed your editor thinks so too.
    Leslie

  8. I was browsing back blogs and came across this – don’t know how I missed it before! Lovely, as always – and completely intriguing. This is an utterly reasonable scene, and your logic regarding the word “instinctively”, as well as Elizabeth’s conclusions regarding Mr. Darcy, are impeccable. Now I have only to wait anxiously for more! I’m so excited that a new Pemberley Variation is coming out!

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