I’m almost done finishing up Catching Kent. As long as everything goes smoothly, that should be available on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords early next week. *fingers crossed*
In the meantime, I am already turning my attention to other stuff I’m working on.
Stephannie Beman’s done with her part so now it’s my turn to work on this book. 🙂 I haven’t touched it since June, so I’m looking forward to reading it through as a complete novel. Stephannie and I are planning on releasing this book in December.
I’m coming close to the end of my novella in this anthology. I figure I have 2-3 chapters left to go.
I’m not exactly sure where the characters are going in this book. Things haven’t been predictable at all with this pair. Today while I was writing, an angle did come up that has some promise. I’ll have to see if it goes anywhere. Some books are easier to write than others, and this is one that’s going to be challenging.
But more challenging than Boaz’s Wager is Perry’s book. The only part of this book that has been easy so far was the very first scene where the heroine finds out her brother’s going to arrange a marriage for her unless she does something to change her circumstances–hence the scandal. It’s not necessarily that I don’t know where to go. It’s just the scenes that connect where I’ve been to where I want to go are a bit fuzzy so it’s slow going. This is why I have the word count to 250 a day. I just can’t go faster on this one like I can on the others.
In the meantime, I decided to start a book that I’ve been wanting to write ever since I got the idea while writing His Reluctant Lady. In His Reluctant Lady, Christopher manages to snag Agatha into a marriage by telling her the news of a wager between Lord Pennella and Lord Davenport for the hand of Miss Giles. So this book goes more into how the wager came to be and what happened after it was exposed to the Tittletattle. This one is easier to write than Boaz’s Wager and The Earl’s Scandalous Wife.
I usually work on four books at a time (give or take other works I am proofing or editing at the moment), and I wanted to have a book lined up to start on for when I finish the first draft of The Purchased Bride (my part of the anthology). As crazy as it is, a couple weekends ago I had a dream that outlined the entire book of Wagon Trail Bride. I hadn’t wanted to go in a certain direction with the story, but it’s the only way it can go. The reason I haven’t been able to get past the second chapter is because I’ve been resisting it. I know what I need to do–or rather what the characters insist I do–and I ought to know by now that I need to follow their guidance if I want the book to get written. So I’m going to do it.
By the way, Wagon Trail Bride is officially the first book in the Nebraska Romance Collection. The Nebraska books will span about 30 books before all is said and done, and when Catching Kent is published, 11 books total will be in the series if you count Kent Ashton’s Backstory as part of it. Kent Ashton’s Backstory was a hard one to place since it’s not a romance, but since it’s a prequel to Catching Kent, I decided to put it in that list.
So anyway, if Wagon Trail Bride makes 12 books in the series, then that leaves me with about 18 more books to go. That will take years for me to complete. Some people tell me they want to wait until all the books in the series are done, and that’s fine, but be warned that will be a long time to wait.