Monday, January 12, 2009

Following my bliss

For several years I've been toying with the idea of writing a book. I did my master's thesis on the life and work of one of Mozart's favorite sopranos, Anna "Nancy" Storace, and my graduate committee chair wanted me to write a biography on her. Since her home was in London, and her career played out in Italy, Austria, and England, to write a good biography would necessitate that I spend time in all of those places researching and combing through stacks of articles and such. Since I don't have the time, inclination, or the funds to indulge in such a venture, I've decided that I'm going to take the information I have already, (which is a lot), and write a novel based on her love relationship with Mozart. I think I want it to be a Jane Austen type love story, but it won't have a totally happy ending, (she left Vienna and went back to London, and he died), and it will have sex. Yeah, it's going to be sexy--not a slimy romance novel "bodice-ripper"--but most definitely hot and steamy.

I've wanted for a long time to tell Nancy's story, and now I've made up my mind that I'm just going to do it. I'm really excited about this.


  1. I'm excited for you! Somehow, once you resolve to do it and start it, it becomes a part of you-a journey you know you must complete. We can keep each other posted on how its going. By the way, I have 21 chapters done now, with about 3 others waiting for me to have time to type.

  2. And when it's published, I'll build the website!