It has been a crazy few months for me, full of car crashes, cracked noggins and missed deadlines…but I made it through; my truck is fixed, my boy (who fractured his noggin at school in Sept) is on the mend and in school this week and though my books were late, I have turned in the final books in both my WILD and BRIDE series (to be released in 09′)—Whoooohoooo!!!!!!!
To celebrate I cracked open a bottle of merlot and a box of dark chocolate truffles 😀 And then it was time to catch up on laundry, dishes, all the house stuff I’ve been putting off while dealing with all those deadline detours 😉 (For those waiting on a prize from me, I’ve got ’em ready to go–I’ll be hitting the post office tomorrow!) We’re also in the midst of remodeling our house and I finished just in time to pick out appliances, flooring and countertops. That’s some catch-up I’ll really enjoy.
After twenty-four hours of catching my breath, my editor asked—What’s next and when are you sending it??
Enough of catching the breath–time to gear up for something new, the really fun part of emerging from the madness into a new sense of freedom—STARTING A NEW SERIES. I love a blank canvas, starting anew with the freedom to go anywhere, find a new nitch in history and create fresh characters with compelling stories to tell. I also love the research, pulling out all my old research books and BUYING NEW. As another little celebration gift to myself I added to my personal research library today. Check out what Amazon is sending me:
And for sheer fun, I’m brushing up on my cowboy slang:
It’s going to be an early Christmas!! I can’t wait to sit down with this box of books and simply submerge my brain in facts and images and see what will spark with my newly forming characters. These books give a few hints about my upcoming series…and my fetish for fiesty heroines. The stories will revolve around the forging and expansion of a boomtown…still choosing a location. I’m thumbing through my history books and rolling out my maps…..
What is your ideal setting for a romance novel…have a favorite state or terrain? Do you prefer stories set in a certain time of year…winter, spring, summer?
Don’t miss the second BRIDE book—you’ll get to meet the hero of the third!