In a moment, I’m going to post an excerpt from one of my works in progress. I wanted to do a “Which Larson hero is the sexiest?” but when I started the post, my mind went blank. So I’ll skip on that tonight. Maybe the creativity will be going in a few days.
This is stuff I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post, and before I forget it again, I might as well do it now.
1. I’ve decided not to bring up the past character interviews on a separate page on this blog.
I was going to, but then I thought of one very compelling reason why I shouldn’t. Due to this being a public forum, I’m not at liberty to say what that reason is.
2. I made a timeline for the Native American Romance Series.
It’s at this link: https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com/native-american-romance-series-timeline/. I discovered that I was a year off in A Chance in Time. It begins in 1898, not 1899. That got past me and a handful of proofreaders. LOL But it’s fixed now. It’s free on Smashwords, Amazon Kindle, B&N, Apple, Sony, Kobo, and Diesel (as far as I know), so you can download the copy with the correct date if you want.
3. I might publish Mitch’s Win before Bound by Honor, Bound by Love. Currently, the two books have similar word counts, and I feel more compelled to write Mitch’s Win. I expect to publish both books next year, but the question is in what order.
4. I’m still not sure when I’ll publish Isaac’s Decision, but I’ll let you know when it’s available. I am working through it again and found one paragraph where Emily was leaving the store three times. This is so funny, I’m passing this on so you can get a good laugh:
She gave them to him and strode out of the store with a wave at Ralph Lindon who was helping a customer. Clutching the dime novels to her side, she slipped out of the store, eager to browse through at least one of them before she got home. As she stepped out of the store, she saw Isaac’s mother with her two friends and her three daughters walking toward the mercantile. Emily guessed Isaac’s father was with the sons, which meant Isaac wasn’t anywhere in viewing distance.
Don’t worry. I’m fixing it up before it gets published, but I was listening to the book on my Kindle and was like, “What on earth?” I have a Nook and a Kindle, but I primarily use the Kindle for the text-to-speech feature to help me edit my work. What I, the editors, and proofreaders don’t catch by reading it, I sometimes pick out when I listen to it.
But I thought that was hilarious. 😛
5. Speaking of funny errors, this one was from Suddenly a Bride.
I had written in the first draft: They went to check on how her pregnancy was proceeding.
My editor made this correction: They went to check on how her pregnancy was processing.
I caught this in the final read through and got it right, so now it reads: They went to check on how her pregnancy was progressing.
Don’t you just love how one word can change the meaning of one simple sentence? LOL
Okay. I think that’s it. I’m finally back to meeting my word counts on all the books. I guess the other characters ganging up on Dave worked. 😀
I’ll post an excerpt soon. I got to finish word counts for two works in progress first to meet my daily goals.