I finished the first draft of Mitch’s Win last night!
I’m currently getting it ready for my wonderful team of editors and proofreaders. I hope to have it published by the end of March. (I plan to use PubIt. I tried Smashwords last time, and honestly, there are still too many issues that pop up, and it’s easier to use PubIt at this point. So Nook owners shouldn’t have to wait an extra month this time.)
I got the cover to Kent Ashton’s upcoming romance:
Thanks to Toni Whitmire who left a comment under my post when I thought I was going to change the name of Runaway Bride. 😀 Her suggestion was Lassoing His Bride, but I tweaked it to Lassoing Her Groom. I love the “Lassoing” part of the title since it conveys western and hints at comedy. (Not sure if it will be a comedy, but I expect there to be some comedic elements to it.) So I wanted to keep that part of the title.
I knew Kent was not going to pursue anyone after his miserable failure in Falling In Love With Her Husband. After Kent serves his penance for trying to abduct Ann from Todd, he’s the one who will need to be lassoed into marriage. And there’s no one better than Rose Larson (Dave and Mary Larson’s daughter) to do it. She’s outgoing, got a great sense of humor, and sets out to get what she wants. Kent will need someone like her to get his second chance at a happy ending.
To Answer Some Questions/Concerns I’ve Gotten Recently…
1. Should you read Todd’s Bride and/or Ann’s Groom?
No. I wholeheartedly encourage you to avoid both books. Read Falling In Love With Her Husband instead. Falling In Love With Her Husband is the combination of Todd’s Bride and Ann’s Groom. I published Todd’s Bride and Ann’s Groom with a vanity publisher, and they are not letting me out of that contract. (That means I have no control over those books anymore.) Since I maintained the copyright to those books, I made put them together into Falling In Love With Her Husband and published it myself (at a cheaper price). I have made a note in Falling In Love With Her Husband that it’s the combination of Todd’s Bride and Ann’s Groom, but I’m beginning to understand most people don’t read the Author’s Note that is presented in the beginning of a book.
2. What books will I write this year?
I’ve finally figured out the ones that I’ll be working on. At the moment, I’m editing Mitch’s Win. I’m about 2-3 weeks away from finishing the first draft of Runaway Bride, which hopefully puts me at late April for the publishing date on it.
I’m going to continue working on Kent Ashton’s Backstory, His Abducted Bride, Just Good Friends, and His Reluctant Lady.
I will add Lassoing Her Groom, Boaz’s Wager (book 2 in the Montana Series; sequel to Mitch’s Win), and The Earl’s Scandalous Wife to the list. The reason is because what I’m currently working on is closely tied in with these three books. (Just like His Abducted Bride is closely linked to Runaway Bride. It’s easiest to get books done that are closely linked together if I’m fresh with the timeline and events in the books. I’ve been having a terrible time with Runaway Bride since I forgot certain things that happened in Suddenly a Bride. Needless to say, I’ve learned my lesson.)
This doesn’t mean I’ll be writing in every book every day. What is means is that I see a necessity for writing these books at this point in time and have made them a priority to get to in 2013. I might not be able to write any other books this year. My average is seven full-length novels a year.
That’s all I got at the moment. Any other questions? I’ll be happy to answer them. 😀