I figured this is long overdue, so I better do a “what I’ve been working on” post. 🙂
I’m happy to say I’m getting close to the end of this book. I hesitated to go in a direction that the book kept leading me, but I figure it’s the only way it can end so I have to do it. I won’t say more than that because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
I should be done with the first draft by the end of this month. I’m hoping to publish this and Kent Ashton’s Backstory by the end of October. I won’t be doing a pre-release for those books.
I do plan to get the rest of Kent Ashton’s Backstory posted on this blog. It’s taken me a while to get back into the swing of things, but I think I’m finally back into a routine so I feel comfortable posting the rest of the scenes.
The Stagecoach Bride
The estimated publishing month on this one is December. This one is with a beta reader on Stephannie Beman’s side. After that, it comes over to me where I’ll go through the initial proofing then send it out to my team of people to look over.
Bride by Arrangement
My novella, The Purchased Bride, is over the halfway point. I’m very pleased by this story and am enjoying it immensely. It has the same tenderness found in Eye of the Beholder and all of the books in the South Dakota Series. Of all the books I’ve done, I’d have to say those are my top four favorites. This will be added in the top fifth.
Anyway, I expect to have this done by either the end of this month or in the middle of October. During November, it will be time to polish it up then submit it to the publisher. Janet Syas Nitsick is working on her part of the anthology with her novella and from what I read so far, it’s really good. I can’t wait to find out what happens. 🙂
We’re looking around the end of December/early January for a release date, but I’ll let you know for sure as we get closer to the date.
I’m in chapter six and surprised by a few unexpected reactions from the hero and heroine. Just when I think Boaz or Eva will react a certain way, they turn the table on me and do the opposite. I can’t tell what is going to happen in this book. All that’s gone as planned is the first three chapters. After that, it’s been up in the air. This is why I never outline a book before I write it. There’s no telling what can happen.
The Earl’s Scandalous Wife
I’ve gotten Perry married in haste, but at the moment, something is “off”. Everything up to where I’m at now is fine. It’s just a matter of what to do next, and since I don’t know what that something is, this book has been unofficially on hold. I can’t proceed forward until the missing piece falls in place. In the meantime, the other books will get more of my attention.
I’m a little disappointed, because I was really looking forward to Perry’s story. Especially since I’m reading His Reluctant Lady right now, and I’m wondering what’s going to happen with Perry. But I KNOW how things go with writing. Sometimes that next thing just won’t come. You’re lucky that you can write several books at once so you can be doing something. I have to just be frustrated until my characters tell me what to do. LOL
Others are disappointed too. You’re not the only one. I hope I can do Perry’s story justice. 😀 I feel a lot more pressure to get this one right than I do with the others. LOL
I am lucky that I can work on more than one book at a time. I would go crazy if I had to wait for Perry to tell me what to write. I think my process makes each book slower to write and lately, I haven’t been writing as much, but I’ve learned if I wait and work on something else, I won’t end up writing scenes I later need to take out because they don’t work.
Character have way too much control, don’t they? LOL We can’t do anything until they let us.