I Was Featured on a Blog, Update on Bound by Honor Bound by Love, Update on Works in Progress, and 60 Days Writing Challenge

Bridgett’s Blog

I want to thank Bridgett for featuring me on her blog!  I discussed how I became a romance writer and why we don’t have to let our past define who we are today.  If you check out some of the other posts on her blog, I think you’ll find that the other people she’s featured are very creative.  I’m amazed by how much talent is out there!

If you’re on Facebook, you can also check out her page.

Bound by Honor, Bound by Love

We’re halfway through the final edits.  😀  I’m hoping to have it out in two weeks. *fingers crossed*  We’ll see how it goes.

Works in Progress

I’m working on three books, as most of you already know.

Clayton’s Win: The good news is that progress has finally picked up for Clayton’s Win.  That story stalled out a couple of times so far this year, so who knows if it will happen again or not.  I guess the lesson here is that some books are easier to write than others.  We’ll see how things go, but for now, it’s smooth sailing.  Currently, I’m at 32,000 words (which is about the halfway point).  Fortunately, I know where I want to go, but there are a couple of connecting scenes that I need to figure out first.

A Most Unsuitable Husband has started off without a glitch, and I’m already at 16,000 words.  The hero and heroine are engaged and the hero has received his “if you aren’t a perfect gentlemen, you’ll regret it” threat from the soon-to-be father-in-law.  The wedding will take place soon, and I already know the bride will be crying.  Don’t worry.  It’s a comedy, and the two will end up happy together.  😀

The Write Husband is starting to evolve.  I’m only 3300 words into it, so I have a long stretch ahead of me, but I love the fact that the heroine (Agatha) is good friends with Ethan (hero in A Most Unsuitable Husband) and that parts of this book will overlap with the later parts of A Most Unsuitable Husband.  I haven’t overlapped books before, so it’s an interesting experiment.  I have decided that A Most Unsuitable Husband starts in April 1815 and The Write Husband begins in June 1815.  So I need to watch how the two books line up when I get a month into Ethan’s marriage.  Currently, I’m near May in A Most Unsuitable Husband, and some of this is helping me to build up to The Write Husband, if that makes sense.  Anyway, this is fun stuff!

Oh, I did make a Regency Timeline if anyone wants to check it out.

The 60 Day Writing Challenge

My friend, Stephannie Beman, has created a 60 Day Writing Challenge.   I don’t know if any other writers reading this want to join, but it’s 60 days to write, edit, or do something else writing-related.  Here’s her post on it, so you can get a better idea of what it’s about.  It’s something new, and I thought it would be fun and doable.  The problem with National Novel Writing Month is that 30 days to write 50,000 words (with Thanksgiving holiday in the mix) is hard to do.  This way, I get to make my own goal and let it span for two months.  So my goal will be to write 70,000 words in any of my three works in progress.  That way I don’t box myself into one book (in case one story stalls out) and I won’t stress over not writing a certain number of words a day.

If anyone wants to check it out, here’s her post.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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2 Responses to I Was Featured on a Blog, Update on Bound by Honor Bound by Love, Update on Works in Progress, and 60 Days Writing Challenge

  1. I enjoyed your post on Bridgett’s blog. I’m going to read some more of her features.

    That must be a challenge to write three books at once. Good luck with all of them.

    I’ve enjoyed being in ROW80 because there’s not as much pressure as with
    NaNo. It sounds like the 60 day challenge is also less pressure. Have fun with it!

    • I think three books at once is a challenge that isn’t a good idea. Last night, it dawned on me that I don’t want to keep pushing myself that hard. I’m just going to aim for 70,000 words in 60 days for whatever works. 😀

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