But, I am going to work on three books. I can no longer work on just one book at a time. I will write slowly in one book while I’m waiting for more ideas to come, so I need at least two other books to help even things out. So I’m bending the rules to fit how I best work. I don’t know if this is technically allowed, but I figure it doesn’t hurt anyone if I do it this way.
My goal is to write 50,000 words total across all three books. So if I can reach about 16,667 words per novel, then I’ll reach my goals. Of course, I can vary that up across novels. I can do 10,000 in one and 20,000 in the others. Or I can do 5,000 in one, 15,000 in another, and 30,000 in the third. I’m not going to worry about which story gets which word count. I’m just going to write in the story until I run out of ideas for it.
If anyone else is doing NaNaWriMo, let me know so I can add you as a writing buddy. My profile is at https://nanowrimo.org/participants/ruthannnordin if you’d like to add me.
Okay, so here are the three books I’m going to be working on.
Not surprisingly, The Rejected Groom is one of them.
I’m currently at 15,124 words in this. I thought I was further along in the story than that, but it’s barely even started. This book comes after The Bride Price. I’d love to have it out in February. *fingers crossed*
This next one follows Married In Haste.
I have nothing written yet for this one. I just finished the primary edits on Married In Haste and sent it out to my awesome editing team. I ended up rewriting minor portions of this one, so it took me longer than usual to get through. I’m very happy with the way Married In Haste turned out, so I’m glad I did those rewrites.
I’m going to start another brand new book.
As I was finishing Married In Haste, I got super excited about an idea I had for Stephen Bachman (Brad’s younger brother), but his story takes place 5 years after Married In Haste. So I have to start his book in a new series. Stephen reminds me a lot of Neil Craftsman. He’s not exactly like Neil. He does have his differences. But he is one of those characters who will have to be battered up pretty good before he’s ready to be mature. I love working on characters with serious flaws that need to be worked out.
So you can probably pick up on how eager I am to dive into this story. That’s why I’m going to go ahead and do it even though this will mean I’ll be working on two different Regency series at the same time again.
Just so everyone knows, I’m not going to stress the 50,000 word goal. I’ll aim for it, but if I don’t reach it, that’s fine. Some words is better than nothing at all.