I thought I’d offer a little cute for your Monday. Plus, I ALWAYS want coffee. Weekend stuffs went as planned. COWGIRL’S SWEETHEART currently sits at 49859 words. That’s first/rough draft numbers. Tomorrow begins the editing process. I finished up Sunday afternoon but wanted to step back from the story for a day or two so I can look at it with fresh eyes. Today, I’m out of pocket with a “heart family” funeral and stuffs. Everyone is okay, but the funeral is in another city, then back here for the burial. We adored the gentleman who passed but he was more than reading to take the next journey. His bride of 60+ years was waiting for him.
In other news…
I did a quick reread of DRAGON BOUND as a treat to myself before reading Thea Harrison’s newest release, PIA SAVES THE DAY. I’m sooooo glad I did. One, I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed the first book in her Elder series, and two, the new story echoed nuances from the first and I would have missed them if I hadn’t refreshed my memory. I’ll probably have to add the series to my yearly reread list. Darn it!
Sadly, I sort of wish I’d saved DRAGON BOUND to read as a reward for finishing SWEETHEART. That’s all I wanted to do–dive into a really good book. But nothing jumped right out at me. The next book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling series is still on hold from the library and I didn’t want to jump to the next one. If I’m reading a series, I want to do so in order. I ended up pulling out the anthology SUPERNATURAL. With a story from Larissa Ione, it’s been on my TBR pile for a long time. There’s also a G.A. Aiken dragon story in it. I haven’t read her before. It’ll be interesting if I have to add that series to the pile. 😆
So…what’s next? Edits on SWEETHEART and submission. I should have line edits on COWGIRLS soon. I have no idea when I’ll get the cover but I’m totally curious about what it’ll look like. Once SWEETHEART is submitted, then I’m back to writing for “me.” The question becomes, who do I write about? Those sneaky and very persistent bikers? Or is it time to tell Antoine’s story? I had a light bulb moment about him–and his heroine, Deputy US Marshal DJ Collier–the other day. Which story would y’all like first? No guarantees. It all hinges on Iffy and whichever character yells the loudest.