Today looks like it will be one of my favourite winter days – not too cold, fresh snow, and blue, blue skies.
Of course, it helps that I don't have to shovel. ;)
Christmas was wonderful - busy with family and friends, flush with food and drink, loud with talk and laughter. It did knock my writing routine out of whack, but how could I regret it?
The holidays actually came at a good time in my schedule. Just over a week ago I finished revisions to “No Life But This” and sent it off to beta readers, and I'm waiting to hear about “Reservations of the Heart” from The Wild Rose Press. So this has been a good week to plot and brainstorm Manuscript #4.
I've known my hero's name since October. Driving down to the Surrey International Writer's Conference, I spied a sign - “Justise Motorcycles.” And there he was – Justice, a Northern man, broad and strong, who uses as few words as possible.
He's been percolating in my brain since then, and I've developed quite the back story for him. His match was harder to pin point, but I've been thinking about just what kind of woman would drive him crazy and yet be his soul-mate, and I think I've found her.
My fingers are itching to start, but I'm controlling myself and working through “pre-production.” The last thing I want is to get sixty pages in and find the story is stuck. I need to spend a bit more time getting to know Justice and his lady (haven't decided on her name yet) before I can get to the fun stuff!