And better yet, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I’ll be sending this out to my editing team this week. 😀
This puts me on track for publishing it in mid-March with my publisher Parchment & Plume.
I did put in some references (aka. hints) about what you can expect in Patty’s Gamble. Patty’s Gamble takes place at the same time Boaz’s Wager does, so I couldn’t give too much away to what Patty’s going through. But one thing I am really excited about (besides the scene where she goes to Greg’s bed completely naked and he runs off–should be funny) is what will happen when the mayor (mentioned in Boaz’s Wager) does to collect on a “favor” Patty will owe him for helping her get Greg to marry her. John Meyer (from Mitch’s Win) also shows up in this book (I posted the sample scene on this blog).
Fun stuff coming up in Patty’s Gamble. I am hoping to have the first draft done at the end of April. *fingers crossed*
This one is going along so amazingly well that it’s further along than the next Regency I’m working on. Part of the fun for me is figuring out the past for all of these characters, especially the woman who the heroine is pretending to be. Something was going on with her past that made her agree to be a mail-order bride. But she doesn’t make it because she dies–but I know someone from that woman’s past is going to show up. And I can’t wait to find out what this someone is going to do to the heroine. I know some of it but not everything.
Part of the fun of writing by the seat of my pants is finding out how events unravel. It’s like opening a Christmas present. 😀
The next immediate book I’m working on, of course, is the first book in the Marriage by Arrangement series. This one has been harder to figure out, much like Boaz’s Wager was. I know what I want to do and where I’m headed, but it’s connecting one event to another that’s been the challenge. But I’ll figure it out, even if it takes me longer than I expected.
I’m really excited about revamping the fantasy romance series I did a long time ago. I was going through the first book today and decided I’m going to rewrite the story. Now, when I say “rewrite”, I don’t mean I’m going to change the story. I like the story as it is. I like the entire series as it is.
But what I need to do is write it over again so it matches my writing style now. The way I used to write isn’t the same as it was back in 2003 and 2005. I’ve come a long way and I want to build up more romantic/sexual feel to it. So I’m going to write the same story with my current writing style/voice. I expect the process will go fast. I’m not sure how soon I can have the books out, but I want them to be worthy of the other romances I’ve done. I want it to be similar to His Abducted Bride in the Across the Stars series, except instead of a know-it-all hero, the hero in these books will be the beta type I usually do.
Also, these three books feature the same hero and heroine through the whole thing, something I haven’t done in a trilogy before. Each story is complete and runs are each full-length novels. But the events in one book does impact the events in the next book (much like the events in the Native American Romance Series did). Don’t worry. I don’t “kill” the hero off in this one.
The series is the “Enchanted Galaxy Series” and here are the books:
Brief description: An ordinary young Earth woman discovers her destiny is to be queen of a planet in another galaxy. And her first order of business will be picking a husband.
Brief description: An old nemesis sends our ordinary Earth woman back in time on Earth to ensure she never gets to become the queen. And the king risks losing her and all they built together if he doesn’t intervene.
Brief description: The queen is sent on a mission on another planet whose roots will take her back to Earth and to someone who has plans to make her his forever if the king doesn’t stop him first.
You have a lot of exciting things going on! 🙂
I’m excited about all of these and the other books I want to write. When I do the covers, it motivates me to write even more. Something about seeing the cover makes the book more real to me.
I know what you mean about the covers. I’m excited to write Fire Wizard because I know who the cover model will be. 🙂
I know. It makes all the difference in the world, doesn’t it? 😀 I can’t wait to see the cover! You have great ones. 😀
This is him. He’s the guy on the right with the long, blond hair. I think this is at Arizona Dreamin’.
He is so handsome! I can see why you’re excited about having him model for your cover!
You have such gorgeous covers! And so many fun things coming up.
I ended up changing the second cover in the Enchanted Galaxy Series. I kept looking at the model on the cover and thought, “She looks too young.” While the heroine goes back in time, she’s really an adult woman who is married. I don’t want to send the wrong message to people who might be looking for a YA read. So I came up with a more appropriate cover while sticking to my theme. I really liked the freedom of picking whatever dresses I wanted since it’s a fantasy romance.