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Monday, September 17, 2012
Hi there! I know I’ve been silent for a while, but no worry; I’m still here and writing. I recently began a third draft on my contemporary fantasy. It’s going well. Last week, I managed to successfully reinvigorate and redefine the first four chapters of the novel, despite having to fight off a nasty cold. But in doing so, I also realized how much details are missing in this story. Geez, a whole lot. My biggest challenge however, is to give my lead character a gripping personality. She’s a bit too meek right now (boring). Sadly, she’s not one of those spunky, colorful characters that write themselves. She’s more of a normal person, and that’s what makes her difficult to pen down. But I think I’ve found the perfect angle for her: the thing that makes her tick, the thing that readers will connect with. It means more revisions, but it’s worth it. Wish me luck!
I’m a mystery, science fiction and fantasy writer. I grew up in Shippagan, New Brunswick, but now lives in Prince George, British Columbia with my husband and two Scottish terriers. For those who are wondering how to pronounce my name, the H in Nathalie is silent, and Mallet is pronounced like ballet, the dance, but with an M.
The Princes of the Golden Cage is the first installment in the Prince Amir Mystery series. The third book in the series, Death in the Traveling City, is now available.