I’m happy to say I’m back into a writing routine. My husband will return next week and disrupt it, I’m sure. 😛 But for now, I’m settled back into it. What disrupted it for three weeks was the change in my sleeping schedule (prompted by sick kids and not knowing if I would get a nap while they were in school). I’m a night owl, so writing during the day is difficult. I do better with emails, making covers, and other more logical pursuits in the morning while creative writing picks up in the afternoon to late at night. In fact, I can write a lot easier around the 10pm to 2am mark than at any other time of the day. Lately though, as soon as 11pm hits, I have to go to bed now. Maybe when my husband is back I can go back to the old routine or maybe I’ll keep this one. Who knows?
I will say I’ve made lots of progress with book covers over the past three weeks because of this. I finally settled on the cover I want for Forever Yours. I used the same pictures but adjusted the woman (aka Mary). Here it is:
Now for other updates on what I’m doing:
1. An Inconvenient Wife
I’m at the 35,000 word mark, which puts me at the halfway point in my estimated word count. I’m afraid to say the hero and heroine are now getting along, which nixes my plans for her dressing up as a stable boy to run off. But this is what the characters want, so I’m going along for the ride and hoping they give me something to go on. They did introduce a sleazy brother-in-law in the chapter I’m currently writing, so maybe there’s something to him I can use.
2. Her Heart’s Desire
I’m at the 40,000 word mark now. Rick and Sally are now married and his parents are moving to Omaha, and they won’t be happy he married too soon. That should be fun to write, esp. when they find out Sally manipulated things to get his attention. 😉
I expect to finish An Inconvenient Wife before this book. The plan at the moment is to publish An Inconvenient Wife in May. Her Heart’s Desire is expected to be out in June.
3. Bound by Honor, Bound by Love
This one isn’t far behind. I expect to publish it in July. So it’s going to be a busy three months. Currently, Citlali has given Onawa a very subtle warning that the chief doesn’t intend to let Penelope and Cole with the Mandan children they adopted at the end of A Chance In Time. Meanwhile, Citlali’s brother has come out and told Onawa that Citlali’s first love will always be his duty to the tribe and not her. What happens with Penelope and Cole will set the stage for a lot of things in this book.
4. At the moment, the other books are on hold. I want to start Forever Yours soon only because Eye of the Beholder and To Have and To Hold are fresh in my mind. I’d like to bring in a couple of characters in for an interview. We’ll see if I get inspired to do that in the next couple of days. *fingers crossed* 😀