More Questions I’ve Gotten

Edited after this posted: I posted this by mistake.  LOL  I mean to post it on Wednesday or Thursday, but before I could schedule it, I hit “publish” and so here we are.  Because of this, I’m going to reschedule the post I meant to do tomorrow for Tuesday instead.  Next post will be the next scene for Kent Ashton’s Backstory.


I just want to say thanks to those of you asking questions because it helps me know if there’s anything worth discussing on my blog.  🙂

Here are a couple I’ve received recently:

Will you write backstories for other characters?

I’d like to.  However, when I can depends on how much I have going on with other stories.  I can’t handle more than four works in progress at a time.  Two can be about 1,000 words a day, one can be at 500 words a day, but book four has to be 200-300 words a day.  After that, my brain is fried and I can’t do any more.

The other thing it depends on is what I’m in the mood to write.  I can’t force a story until it’s ready, even if it’s a backstory about a character.  I’ve found if I force something that isn’t ready to be written, it doesn’t turn out right and I’ll have to spend significant time rewriting it or have to stop and come back to it later.  Life is easier when I go with the characters and stories that are nagging at me to write.

At the moment, Kent is the only character who wants a backstory, and I’m writing his as we speak.  🙂

Do you write every story idea that you have?

Sadly, there is not enough time in the day (or years in my life) to write all of my ideas.  I’ll have more ideas than I’ll ever use.  This is a major bummer for me because I would love to get all of my ideas down.

Where’s a list of all the books you’ve done?

I put a list of all of my books on this blog and on my website.  Since I now have 31 romances published, I’ve found it easier to divide them up according to series: Regencies, Nebraska Historicals, South Dakota Historicals, Montana Historicals, Native American Romances (which are historicals), Virginia Historicals, Other Historicals, Across the Stars Series (contemporary with a slight sci-fi/fantasy bit), Omaha Contemporaries, and Florida Contemporaries.  I realize I have some updating to do.

I also include a list of all of my books with each book I publish.  The more recent my book, the more current my list.  So if you got my latest release, you have the most current list.

But for easy reference, I’m writing the list of published romances that is current as of April 21, 2013.  (In July I plan to add four more books–three full-length and one novella–to the list.)


The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife

Her Counterfeit Husband

A Most Unsuitable Earl

Nebraska Historical Romances

Her Heart’s Desire

A Bride for Tom

A Husband for Margaret

Eye of the Beholder

The Wrong Husband

Shotgun Groom

To Have and To Hold

His Redeeming Bride

Isaac’s Decision

South Dakota Historical Romances

Loving Eliza

Bid for a Bride

Bride of Second Chances

Montana Historical Romances

Mitch’s Win

Native American Romances (Historical)

Restoring Hope

A Chance In Time

Brave Beginnings

Bound by Honor Bound by Love

Other Historical Romances

Falling In Love With Her Husband

Meant To Be

Virginia Historical Romances

An Unlikely Place for Love

The Cold Wife

An Inconvenient Marriage

Romancing Adrienne

Across the Stars Series

Suddenly a Bride

Runaway Bride

Omaha Contemporary Romances

With This Ring I Thee Dread

What Nathan Wants

Florida Contemporary Romances

Substitute Bride


Any other questions?  I’d be happy to answer them.  🙂

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
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2 Responses to More Questions I’ve Gotten

  1. I need to write down the ones I’ve read already so I won’t buy the same book again. LOL. My mom always keeps a list of what she’s read.

    • What’s sad is that I need a list just to remember what the time frames, titles, and character names are. LOL After you get to a certain number of books, it’s hard to keep track of the simple things.

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