Archive for the ‘Progress’ Category
There’s not much to report here. Despite having a wisdom tooth removed Monday, I’ve been keeping up with the writing.
Mainly, I’ve been busy exploring my hero’s reasons for stripping and my heroine’s motivations for wanting to be married by 25. (With one less wisdom tooth — I’m now down to one — I’m having trouble seeing any wisdom in either of their hangups.)
Bree & Mike’s story is now up to about 42,000 words, leaving me to add 13K more to get it to category length. It’ll probably take a couple more read-throughs to get there, but I’ll do it … and then all three of the stories in my “Women of Willow’s Grove” series will be ready for prime time.
I got another rejection from an agent this morning. I’m beginning to think I need to set Brad & Erin aside and start querying on something else …
I wonder if “Blind Date Bride” ready for the big-time?
I know: If I have to ask, it probably isn’t.
Today, I’m ordering a new part for my laptop off eBay. Hopefully, I’ll have my own back soon.
Today, my writing session at Starbucks allowed me to reach another milestone: Cassie & Dustin’s story is now the correct length for Harlequin American Romance.
They want 55,000 to 60,000. Cassie & Dustin now come in at 55,686.
That makes another completed first draft. I had to add about 10,000 words to beef it up to the meet the word requirement. (I’ll have to do the same thing to Bree & Mike’s story, too. Guess that’s next on my list.)
Also on my list? Printing this puppy out for editing purposes, but that will have to wait until I get my computer back. This one isn’t equipped to print with my printer.
Crap. It just hit me: Now I have to write a synopsis and query letter, too. Ugh. Can’t I just hire someone else to do that for me?