1. Isaac’s Decision – I’m going through this slowly. Since I took rewrote, deleted, and added new scenes to it while I was doing the first draft, it’s taking me longer than usual to get through it. (Well, and being sick didn’t help. :)) But I’m plugging away a little each day.
2. To Have and To Hold
Things have slowed considerably in this one. Dave and Mary are in Maine, which I thought was going to be the easy part. LOL Yeah right. It’s turning out to be tougher than I imagined it would be. I know where I want to go, but I have to transition things to get to that point. I might have to bring the characters in for an interview to help work things out. We’ll see if they’re willing to come “on stage” or not. I will say I’m enjoying getting back to Dave and Mary again. Now I remember why I kept writing the Nebraska series books. Dave and Mary are the ones who got me hooked on writing historical westerns.
3. Her Heart’s Desire
Everything was pacing fine, but it’s also slow in going. I usually slow down around the 20,000 word mark, so I just have to trudge through it. Again, I know where I’m going, but it’s finding the words to get there. Samuel was a nice twist. He just showed up to Ethel Mae, so I left it at a rather humorous and fun part. I just need to get my mind back into my writing routine.
4. Bound by Honor, Bound by Love
Citlali and Onawa are married, and I’m surprised he turned out to be such a passionate lover, considering how reserved he was in books 1 and 2 of the Native American Romance series. Well, you know what they say… it’s always the silent ones. However, this is also an interesting point of conflict because he’s not comfortable with how things went his first time with Onawa. Currently, he’s on a fast which the chief ordered, and I expect him to meet up with Penelope and Cole (from A Chance in Time, Restoring Hope, and Meant To Be) while he’s there. From there Penelope and Cole will take their two adopted orphaned Mandan children to the tribe. So that’ll be a lot of fun. I love bringing in old characters and weaving them into my current works in progress. 😀
5. Just Good Friends
Only a little ways in, but I have decided the heroine, Tiffany, is good friends with Elizabeth (from With This Ring, I Thee Dread) because Tyler, the hero, is cousins with Ryan Jackson (from With This Ring, I Thee Dread). Elizabeth and Ryan married in that other book and now have twins – a girl and a boy. Since Tyler works for Nathan Rudolph (from What Nathan Wants), I’ll have a scene or two with Nathan and Amy, too. So I have to dust off the old Kindle (that I haven’t used in about a week due to being sick), and I’ll have to reacquaint myself with those other characters.
6. Mitch’s Win
Now this one is easy coming along, but I’m not far along, of course. Currently, Heather’s brother has her for sale at a poker game. Mitch has shown up to bail his drunk brother out, again. I’ve decided that his brother, Boaz, is the father of the two kids Mitch is watching. When Boaz’s wife died in childbirth to twins (a boy and a girl), he didn’t know how to cope and took up drinking. So Mitch decided to take the kids in to raise them as his own. (I do plan to give Boaz a second chance in another book.)
Anyway, Mitch also takes care of his ailing mother, so when he win’s the game (he has to for the plot to work), and he wins Heather’s freedom, she going to ask to be his wife because she has nowhere else to go. Since he has kids and his mother to take care of, on top of running a ranch, he’s going to agree.
And since I’m talking about Mitch’s Win, this is a possible cover. I’m working on others, including some of the shillouette ones and seeing about using the pictures of Mitch and Heather I got. So this is one of the covers I’m thinking of using.
Here it is if you’re interested: