I am now done with An Inconvenient Marriage which is now in the hands of others to do a quick proofread to make sure I took out every buggy, etc that would tie it to the past. It feels good to have that crossed off my list, and I expect to have it back out this week. I’m hoping for Monday but we’ll see.
Today I actually plan to finish Life Mate. I am up to the final scene right now, so I figure by dinner tonight, the first draft will be done. Then I’ll give it a first read through before I send it out.
Today’s post, however, has to do with The Cold Wife. I decided to do this one next because it is shorter than An Unlikely Place for Love by like 35,000 words. The Cold Wife is going to be the one that takes on the biggest changes. I will be getting rid of Ryan, the boy. Why? Because we don’t have orphanages in America in contemporary society. That doesn’t mean I get rid of him. He shows up in An Inconvenient Marriage in the Christmas play. All this means is that instead of adopting Ryan, Ryan will now be the biological son of Carrie and Justin. I will not state this in the actual book, but since you’re reading this, you know that’s what happens. 😀
Another change will be in Carrie and Justin’s ages. They will be 18 and 19. I have to do this in order to explain why Carrie didn’t already have a job. She just got out of high school, is young and inexperienced, and no place will hire her until she has ‘experience’. This wouldn’t be true if she worked a fast food joint, but she was used to being rich and I can’t see her picking up a job like that which would disgrace her family and give away their bankrupt status.
I suppose computers in this story will have to get viruses so the data can’t be retrieved in the systems when Harrison Grant Sr. and Jr. do their hostile takeover of the competing businesses, except people might find it hard to believe that would happen this day in age when big corporations exist and it’s getting harder to harder to be a small business owner, thanks to taxes and the federal government coming in to dictate people’s lives.
I wonder how much of the Grants I can trim from the story without losing the plot…
This is the one that is going to be hard.
I’ll look it over later today and if it looks like I’ll need more time to think on it, I’ll work on An Unlikely Place for Love. So I’ll keep you updated on what I decide.