Her Counterfeit Husband and Bound by Honor, Bound by Love
These are still being edited. This puts me behind where I wanted to be, but it’ll be better for it so I chose not to rush things. I will have Her Counterfeit Husband out around September 15 for sure. Bound by Honor, Bound by Love is probably doing to be late September. So it’s not too much of a delay.
I did get a trailer up that works as a prelude to Her Counterfeit Husband. I’ve never done a trailer like this. It’s in Anna’s point of view, and she explains her past. It serves as a lead-in to the book. I didn’t want to get too dark, but parts of her past are very dark. In the book, I didn’t go heavily into it because I didn’t want it to get too serious. Plus, I wanted to focus on her romance with the guy she found in the forest, and he was the opposite of her–while she was serious, he was light-hearted. So my aim was to reach a balance between the two personalities. :)
Anyway, here’s what I came up with:
Still Deciding What to Write Next
Well, I already know A Most Unsuitable Husband is on the list, but there’s some debate on what the other two books will be. I started looking at Mitch’s Win today, wondering if I could make Mitch “Clayton”. In Isaac’s Decision, Clayton was working at the newspaper, but if I have his father die so he has to go back to the farm to take over and if I date it around the time when Elizabeth (Lizzie) Craftsman is 18 or so (because Lizzie ends up with Greg Wilson in another book), then it could be doable. So I’m thinking of what I need to adjust to make it happen. I’d like to get back to this book because I’m already almost halfway into it. We’ll see how things progress as I keep looking it over.
I’m still undecided on what books I’ll work on in addition to A Most Unsuitable Husband. I’ve spent most of my time editing, working on covers for my paperbacks (Her Heart’s Desire, Bound by Honor, Bound by Love, and Her Counterfeit Husband), and cleaning up my house now that the kids are back in school. I haven’t written anything new in a month, and when it’s been that long, it’s hard to write anything. I told myself if I grant myself a vacation from writing so I could read, watch TV, and do other things to relax, I’d be refreshed when it came time to write again.
But the sad reality is that I don’t feel relaxed. I actually feel like a part of me is caged in and getting restless. It’s the writer in me that wants to create, and since I haven’t allowed for anything creative in a month, it’s been draining. I know. Weird. I thought I needed a break from writing, but I’m starting to suspect what I need is to get back to writing. I’ll make that my mission this week. I know it’s going to be slow going. It always is when it’s been a long time since I last wrote anything.