Saturday, February 26, 2011

Who knew I liked castles?

Two nights ago, my husband and I were watching Jeopardy. We rarely miss an episode. One of the categories was Castles. I think I only got one answer right in that category, but it really peaked my interest in castles. I suddenly had an urge to visit a castle. I figured that most castles were in Europe, but found out that I was wrong. Did you know there are over 70 castles in the United States? Probably the most well known U.S. castle is the Biltmore Castle in Asheville, North Carolina, pictured above. A couple of them are even within a long driving distance from me. Can anyone predict where I will want to go on vacation this year?

By now, you're probably asking yourself what does this have to do with my writing? To be honest, I'm not sure. None of the books that I have planned have anything to do with a castle. However, I have an old manuscript which was the first one I ever wrote. The writing was bad, but I still think the story is salvageable. I'm currently working on a rewrite. If I remember correctly, somewhere in that story, the main characters go to Europe and may end up at a castle. It's been a while since I wrote or read that manuscript, but either way they may end up there during the rewrite.

Finally, this week I sent off my "baby." That being the manuscript that I just finished writing and editing. Keep your fingers crossed that the publisher likes it. I'll keep you updated.



  1. My aunt and grandmother went to Biltmore and sent me a postcard. I would love to go see it for myself!

    Good for you! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  2. Carol, fingers crossed for your "baby"! I hope you do get to visit some castles this summer, even though you are evil and give me bad dreams. lol!

    Marian Allen

  3. Now I know why we must have stumbled onto each other! I love castles too. I have several stories with a medieval setting and castles play a part.

    That said, good luck with your submission. (Did you sub to RRP? or elsewhere?-- email me if you want.)