After much thought, I’ve decided two things. The Native American series has to be three books to be complete. That’s what my gut says, and I have to go with my gut. I also don’t want to wait for a year or two to write it because I’ll forget a lot of stuff I’ve already learned from my research. This summer I hope (fingers crossed on this because every time I make plans like this, something tends to happen so I won’t get specific) to do deeper research into the Mandan culture. This makes the best time to write book 3 this year.
So yes, I will write Bound by Honor, Bound by Love. I will start it this year. I am not sure exactly when I’ll start it. I was originally going to post Just Good Friends on the first draft blog, but I think I’ll just start on Bound by Honor, Bound by Love instead and write Just Good Friends offline.
Because I’ll be doubling up, I have to make sure I don’t get burnt out. So I’ll write 500 words every other day on the first draft blog. I will probably wait until August to October before I start another Kate Page book on the blog.
I still want to publish Bride of Second Chances in Aug. or Sept. and Just Good Friends in October. My plan is to start a Larson book in the fall.
Which brings me to my question of day:
Do you want to read Joel Larson’s story (Shotgun Groom) or Isaac’s story (Isaac’s Decision) first? Isaac is Dave and Mary’s oldest son and he elopes with Neil’s daughter, Emily. I think you all know the plot to Joel’s story, right? The one where he’s forced to marry a woman, and it’s Tom Larson who holds the shotgun. Don’t worry, it’ll be funny…or at least humor the way I do it. 😀
Since I’ll be posting Bound by Honor, Bound by Love on the blog, the Larson book will be written offline, but it can be published in Feb. or so of next year.