Well, I’m back in the real world and starting to catch up with both sleep, work and play. It might take a while to get entirely back on track, but I’ve had a couple of good writing days this week and that always makes up for a lot of the other missing stuff.
Surprisingly (or not, if you know me) it is the story that I least need to finish right now that is insisting on being written. This western romance or whatever I’m supposed to call it doesn’t fit in with the rest of my stories in any way and I’m not sure where the heat level is going to end up, but I just can’t seem to shake these characters. I went for a long walk on Tuesday and before I got back home again all the pieces had fallen into place. Now, I just have to write it. And that might sound easier said than done but a few more days like this one and it will be finished.
To make myself focus and better be able to picture what type of book I’m writing, I made a quick mockup of the cover (This is not the finished cover!!!) and started on the description. It goes something like this at the moment but will change a thousand times or more before the book is done:
Johnson is on the run from the sheriff and his men, frightened for his life and desperate for a place to hide. Gwen is struggling with the hard everyday life at the small homestead, feeling lost and lonely and desperate for a baby of her own. Patricia is determined to create a new life for herself, frightened of losing the love of her life and desperate to keep the secrets of the homestead at Mustang Creek from the good folks in town.
What would you be willing to sacrifice for the person you love? How far would you go to keep your home and family safe? What boundaries would you be prepared to cross, just for a chance to be loved for who you are? And if you did all that, would it be enough?
Doesn’t sound too cheerful, huh? All right. Back to work …