At the moment, I am behind in just about everything. Some rain got on the books I had ordered to sign and send out to giveaway winners, so I reordered them. Then I discovered a couple of my books weren’t on Barnes and Noble. Yesterday and today, I did get them published. They are now available, except for Kent Ashton’s Backstory which I can’t publish directly on B&N at free. If you want to read that, you’ll have to go to Smashwords. At the end of this week, I’ll be at a writer’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona, so there will be no writing done then either. By the way, if anyone happens to be in the Phoenix area, let me know. 🙂 I’d love to say hi and give you a paperback or two of my book(s).
And just a word of warning, since all this other craziness is going on, I am behind in answering emails. So if I don’t get to you right away, I’m not ignoring you. I just haven’t caught up yet.
That all being said, this is what I am currently working on and my progress…
There’s no way this will be ready in June. July is now the earliest month. I see no reason why it won’t be out in July, but you never know. *Fingers crossed* that it’ll be out in July. I am well over the halfway point (at 37800 words), but I have also been writing the book out of order. I got to the point where Greg realizes he wants to be with Patty, but I am going back and filling in the scenes that come right before that. After that, I want to go forward in the book and bring John Meyer back into the picture. Interesting stuff.
This is at the 25,000 word mark. It’s not where I wanted to be at this point. I was hoping to be halfway into this book. But I am getting close to the point where the wager is exposed and things really get interesting. I’m still hoping for an August release on this one.
The heroine is in love with the hero (and vice versa), but the wager is about to be exposed and let’s just say her opinion of him is about to go way downhill. The wager, in case anyone reading this doesn’t know, was introduced in His Reluctant Lady. This is the one where Lords Davenport and Pennella made a bet on who could win the hand of Miss Giles. Needless to say, Miss Giles will not be amused when she finds it announced in The Tittletattle. (We can all thank Christopher Robinson for telling Agatha who then reported in the scandal sheets.)
This is now at 60,000 words. I have been rewriting all of it, and I’ve added more than a few extra scenes. The main structure of the book is the same. An ordinary human woman from Earth is called to be Queen (capitalization done on purpose) of another planet. But I have changed her personality so she’s a lot more likable. After going through the book, I decided she was way too cranky and wanted to slap her across the head. So I have changed all of that. I’m happy to say that I like her now. 🙂
The original book was 61,500 words. This book is looking like it’ll be in the 75,000 word range. So I have at least 15,000 more words to go. So I’m hopeful for a late July to late August release.
I’m still working on this one and am happy to say it’s going along pretty well. I’m thinking it’ll be more along the 50,000 word mark, but we’ll see. At the moment, Harriett and Stan just got married, and Harriett’s thinking she made a big mistake while Stan’s thinking that no matter what he does, he’ll upset her. Fun stuff. I am enjoying these two.
I know Stephannie and I are close to the 40,000 word mark on this one, but I can’t remember the exact word count. So we’re over halfway there. This book is scheduled to release early next year.
I’m doing the lovable hero thing in this book. 🙂 He decided early on that he’s going to marry the heroine. The problem is convincing her of that because she has a hard time believing that there’s a man who is capable of loving a woman for who she is, not in order to use her for something. (I’m taking the hero’s role in this book, and Stephannie’s taking the heroine’s role.) In this book, we thought it’d be fun to have the main characters marry by an Indian tribe’s customs. I can’t remember the name of the tribe off the top of my head, but I do enjoy learning about Native Americans and their cultures.
I think we’re also halfway into this one. 35,000 words or more. I don’t know for sure. But this is delightfully suspenseful. Okay, it’s not suspenseful as in “who killed the heroine’s husband”, but it is suspenseful in the manner the killer is caught. From time to time I like to do something a little more “thrillerish” and this fits the bill. It’s definitely a historical romance though set in Alaska, so no need to worry that we’re skimping on the romance. The hero and heroine are married, but not everyone is happy about this.
This will be released in January.