Patty’s Gamble is Being Edited

patty's gamble ebook cover

I sent it off to my editing team yesterday.  The process of cleaning it up after I sprinted the last part of it wasn’t as daunting as I thought it’d be.  Fortunately for me, I ramble when I type, and I ended up deleting rather than adding.  I don’t mind cutting words out when I edit, but I hate having to go back and add them.  To the people who love the whole adding scenes thing, you have my admiration.

Sprinting The Earl’s Secret Bargain

the earl's secret bargain new ebook

While Patty’s Gamble is with others, I am going to try sprinting out the rest of The Earl’s Secret Bargain to see how that goes.  So two things are happening while I’m sprinting, and these are two things I never thought I’d do.  I am working on only one book at a time, and I’m plotting.  I know.  Who would have thought this day would come?  But it’s true.  It worked great for finishing up Patty’s Gamble, and I’m anxious to see how it’ll do in The Earl’s Secret Bargain.

I’m hoping to have the first draft to this book done before I work on the final draft of Patty’s Gamble.  If I can crank out 5,000 words a day like I did with Patty’s Gamble, this shouldn’t be a problem.  But we’ll see what happens.  It helps that I know where I’m going with this book.

 Book 4 in the Montana Collection

shane's deal ebook cover

I’m happy to announce the fourth book in the Montana series.  The order is Mitch’s Win, Boaz’s Wager, Patty’s Gamble, and Shane’s Deal.

This will be the book that answers why the men at the beginning of Boaz’s Wager were looking for Madeline Thompson.  I have the sketch of a plot for this one and will develop more of it as I think it through.  But it will be a marriage of convenience story.

This book takes the place of Stolen (which I was going to put in the Mail Order Brides Series).  The cover was going to be this:

Stolen ebook cover

But I have changed it to Shane’s Deal, and since I did that, the cover had to reflect the other books in the Montana Collection.  I don’t know if I will use that Stolen title or cover on another book yet.  I have too many books already laid out to write, so I can’t think that far ahead right now. 🙂


I’m still working on A Royal Engagement, His Convenient Wife, and the two co-authored books with Stephannie Beman (The Rancher’s Wife and His Brother’s Wife), but right now I’m trying the sprinting method and only focusing on one book at a time method.  So there’s nothing new to report for those.

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 https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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2 Responses to Updates

  1. I’m glad sprinting is working for you. I promise I’m going to try it! LOL

    I like how you make all the names of the Montana books something to do with gambling so they all tie in together.

    I can’t wait for The Earl’s Secret Bargain, since I remember that from one of the other books.

    • I’m glad you noticed that I was doing that with all the titles. 🙂 I was hoping it would make it easier for people to connect the books together in that series. I didn’t pay attention to that early on when I was publishing books, but I try to give each series the same look now.

      The Earl’s Secret Bargain has been a long time in coming. I am so glad I’m finally getting it done. I hope to finish it by next week. *fingers crossed* As long as I don’t get stuck, I should be able to do it.

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