I'm delighted to announce that "Mistaken" is back and available to buy or borrow on Amazon as an ebook! Re-edited for 2019 release, this publication includes new and extended scenes and an all-new epilogue. Happy reading, "Mistaken" fans!
Mistaken is a Pride and Prejudice variation, the most obvious difference being to Jane Bennet's character. The change wasn't arbitrary. She doesn't begin as a wholly unrecognisable person, but alters gradually and plausibly as a result of differing external influences to those with which Austen presented her. The decision to test her strength of character in this … Continue reading Taking Jane Bennet for a Walk in Darcy’s Shoes
At over 300,000 words, Mistaken was a tad long when I finished writing it. Something had to go if I didn't want to rival Tolstoy for page count. The first things to be axed were the dream scenes. I do love a good dream sequence; you can show so much about a character's innermost thoughts … Continue reading Dreams and Desires: A Mistaken Vignette
This vignette was originally posted on Austenesque Reviews as part of my blog tour, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Wednesday, 29 July 1812: Derbyshire “Why not?” Darcy repeated, his stride lengthening with Elizabeth’s every objection. “I simply prefer to walk.” She hastened her steps to bring herself abreast with … Continue reading A Horse is a Horse: A Mistaken Vignette
This afterthought on prologues was originally posted at So Little Time... as part of my blog tour. I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Mistaken has had a chequered history with prologues, and has boasted more than one over the course of its life, none of which survived the final edit. The … Continue reading Mistaken Prologue, in More Ways Than One
This little rumination on writing techniques was originally posted on From Pemberley to Milton as part of my blog tour. I'm posting it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. As the title suggests, there is a fair amount of misunderstanding between all the major protagonists (and occasionally the reader, too) in my Austen inspired novel. Of … Continue reading Pride, Prejudice & Point of View
Colonel Fitzwilliam scores a few sneaky hits against an uncommonly preoccupied Darcy in this fencing excerpt from Mistaken. Saturday, 25 April 1812: London “Touche!” Colonel Fitzwilliam stepped back, tugging at his shirtsleeves where they stuck to his arms with perspiration. “Father wishes you to join his dinner a week on Thursday.” Darcy was engaged in wiping … Continue reading Fencing Fitzwilliams: A Mistaken Excerpt