Patty’s Gamble is Being Edited
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
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
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:
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.