I want to... have fun with writing again. Enjoy my work, enjoy playing with the language and characters like a sculptor plays with clay. But there's this manic focus on numbers--how many books have you written and how many have you sold and it's all push, push, push, and no time for reflection--but at heart, books are about dreaming... which is just the opposite. So I don't know...
M.M. Bennetts comment to Nancy Bilyeau as related in Nancy's tribute "M.M. Bennetts: The Closest Friend I Never Met"
A third novel, 'Or Fear of Peace', set amidst the turmoil of the final drive against Napoleon in Europe, was underway but was left unfinished at M.M.'s death.
The author lived in England with her family.
M.M. Bennetts' books
M.M. Bennetts: The Closest Friend I Never Met by Nancy Bilyeau
M.M. Bennetts posts on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog:
What's a Fall Front? you ask...
Chawton today ~ a Walk in Jane Austen's village
A Viennese Christmas, 1814
The must-have garden accessories for the rich and richer? A glasshouse and pineapples!
Stourhead ~ Painting with Nature
Nom nom nom ~ Regency style
The Lady's Monthly Museum
Fact or Holmesian fantasy? The London Fog...
The Jilting Princess...
Boy Sailors During the Age of Nelson and Napoleon
The Pursuit of the Picturesque
The Duel that Shocked the Nation
The Great Frost Fair of 1814
Entertainment Tonight--Regency Style
Almack's - it's not quite what you think...
An Englishman and his Dog...
Austen's England: Peaceful as all that? I don't think so
The Rise and Fall of the English Landscape Garden
London in the early 19th century
Mr. Darcy strips off...
The Royal Spy ~ Prince William Henry
Mottisfont ~ the Evolution of an English House
200 years ago today - Death of a Statesman
Celebrating Burns' Night
The Elizabethan Gardening Craze
The Summer the Allied Monarchs Came to Town...
The Siege of Badajoz ~ 6 April 1812
Sir Sidney Smith and the Siege of Acre - 1799
The Royal Navy's Finest Sailor?
Captain Gronow, his Sicilian Valet & the Duchess of Marlborough
M.M. Bennetts' post on English Epochs 101
In and Out of Jane Austen's Window