From time to time, I like to think about possible plots for future stories. Before I go into that, I should give a quick update on where I’m at with everything. The Cold Wife is almost done. Though I plan to have it uploaded to Amazon and Smashwords before Monday, I expect it to take until Wednesday before everything goes through.
Smashwords is changing their premium distribution requirement, which means I can no longer format the books myself to meet their standards. So I’ll be finding someone else to do the formatting for me. I just hope they don’t require me to reformat and resubmit all of my already published books because my backlist is somewhere around 24 books. I’ll be losing another half month to a month just working on getting all of those books organized. I might not be formatting, but I do still have to go through the headache of reuploading. So here’s keeping my fingers crossed that they will let my already published and approved books remain as they are.
Oh, and before I forget, once I am done with Bride of Second Chances, I am taking a break from my first draft blog. My husband comes home in July from South Korea, so I want to spend time with him. The same is true for Kate Page’s blog. I don’t know if I’ll start Claiming Lexie and take a break or just wait before I start it in August. I’m leaning toward starting the book in June and seeing how far I can get before July 1. So this summer, I’ll be taking July off to spend time with my husband and finally catch up on some reading.
Okay. Now that I got the preliminaries out of the way, we can go on to today’s post. 😀
Bound by Honor, Bound by Love
I know. Technically, we all know what this book is about, but in case anyone is wondering if Penelope and Cole will ever be seen again, they will show up with their adopted children in this story. The orphans they adopted at the end of A Chance In Time come from the Mandan tribe. After Hothlepoya went around and raided their village and killed some people, the children became orphans. I go into more detail in the book. Julia and Chogan will have a part to play in the book. They are one of my favorite couples, so I have to include them. So that is what is happening in that story, besides the main plot of Citlali having to decide which is more important: the chief or Onawa.
*I plan to start this on my first draft blog in August.
The Larson family from the Nebraska series….
I am already planning out future plot ideas for Dave and Mary’s children. These are not definite. I’m thinking about using these plots, but the stories might change as I get closer to writing them.
1. Two of Joseph and Margaret’s boys (from A Husband for Margaret) will fight over the same Larson girl. Not sure of the details, but one will win and the other will lose.
2. The loser will end up with another Larson girl, one he probably won’t be too thrilled to be with at first.
3. Jonathan from Bride of Second Chances ends up marrying a Larson girl. After doing the interview, I felt bad for him so I figure I’d better his situation.
4. Remember that Mitch’s Win novella idea I had? I’m going to merge it into a Larson book. Mitch’s name might change. I’m not sure. It doesn’t seem like Dave and Mary would pick the name Mitch for their child. Anyway, their son will end up marrying a woman he saves at a poker game.
So I have four ideas, in addition to Isaac’s story. That takes care of five of their kids. I have three more to go. I’m sticking with the fact that they had eight kids. One of them will be significantly younger than Isaac. When he marries Emily, Mary will be pregnant. So that child will be born in 1894 (Isaac will be 19). So it’s possible that one of Julia and Chogan’s sons will end up with her. I’d like to do something like this if it works out. You know me, I love to bring up the same characters whenever possible. This, of course, would mean there might be a place for one of Lucy and Brian’s children or Jane and Jeremy’s children with a Larson, too, esp. if Jonathan and Jeremy keep in touch.
Okay. I’m off to work on Life Mate. I have about seven chapters to polish up before it’s off to the proofreader. The estimated publishing date of that one has been moved back to June 30. I’m trying to get as much done as possible before my husband comes home.