Finished the First Draft to Shotgun Groom and New Word Count Goals


I just finished the first draft to Shotgun Groom!  I spent all day yesterday and this morning on it.  I didn’t write anything else.  I’m so excited.  I don’t drink wine, but I like to imagine the symbolic toast for finishing another book.  Now comes the hard work of editing and smoothing out the rough edges. 

So, Shotgun Groom will be published next month, but I am not sure of the day yet.  I am aiming for around the 15th.

Because of this, I have moved To Have and To Hold to the “current work in progress” slot to the right of this blog.

Adjusting Word Count Goals 

Isaac’s Decision will now be at 1000 words a day, Her Heart’s Desire will remain at 500 words a day until I get through this week (I’m doing round 1 of edits and will send it to my content editor by next Monday).  At that time, I’ll bump Her Heart’s Desire to 500 – 1000 words a day.  To Have and To Hold will be 500 words a day.  Bound by Honor, Bound by Love will stay at 100 words a day.

😀  I’m so excited!

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to or check out
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5 Responses to Finished the First Draft to Shotgun Groom and New Word Count Goals

  1. dorothypaula says:

    One day closer to enjoying another one of your great stories! 🙂 Dorothy

  2. Rose Gordon says:

    Good for you! I’m very excited for you.

  3. Awesome! Good luck on the word count goals.

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