A quick progress update on the status of my in-progress romance novels as we all sleep off the holiday either at home, because we’re lucky, or back in the office if you’re like me and have to work today.
The first draft of Gabriel’s novel is complete!
Okay, yes, it’s a first draft. And yes, it’s very rough. Most of my first drafts are. But it’s done, and it’s a lot longer than most of my first drafts. We’ll see how that goes later when I start revision.
2. I received and read through the feedback on Seducing the Ice Queen.
My Beta reader was fabulous, as always. She helped me identify a weakness that, when I’m done fixing, will make the hero more fleshed out and the story stronger. Helped identify a few other areas that need to be cleaned up, too, but I’m starting to feel a lot better about this WIP.
3. I am making the changes to Ice Queen now, and I hope to have them done before July 21st.
They are good suggestions, but not easy ones. Still, they’ll make the story better.
4. I’m thinking about cover design for Seducing the Ice Queen.
If you’ve seen any covers you think would be inspirational, please send them my way!
5. I’ve been toying with the blurb for Seducing the Ice Queen.
I worked with a professional to write the blurb for To Love a Prince, and she gave me some tips on how to build one. I’m planning to map out her advice, have a cocktail (her recommendation), then tackle it on my own. I still think I’ll hire her again to help me with this one. I really liked working with her. Yes, she wrote the blurb, but she taught me a lot, and I figure it’s an investment in both the book and my own skills
Things on my “To Do” List
I’m waiting to hear back from my editor.
It’s my first time using this editor, and I’m both nervous and excited to work with her. Once I get her comments, I will start working on another edit. Depending on the extent of her comments, I think I will still be track for a September launch date.
Alexander and Katherine
These are two new characters floating around my thoughts. I hadn’t planned on writing this story next, but they are rather insistent. Their story is already taking shape, and I’m not sure it will be ignored.