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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

It's Finished...Sorta


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
So, as you all know, I have been working on Wife Wanted, the second story in The Wives of Bravado County for quite some time now and I did something I don’t normally do…I gave myself a self-imposed deadline. December 31. Well, I hit that deadline. Sorta. The story is finished except for the epilogue, which I’m working on now, and one other scene that I’m tweaking (it needs a lot of tweaking!!!!). Normally, I don’t say something is finished unless it truly is…but this…yeah, I’m gonna claim it simply because it was so hard won (I’ve been working on it a long time).
I looked back in my files to see when I started it. November 2019! Over three years ago. In my defense, I did write another complete novel in between starting this and finishing it, but still…that feels like such a long time!
So, edits will begin, but not just yet. I’m going to let it sit for a week or two (and start book three while I’m waiting). After editing, I’ll print it out, read it out loud, make my corrections then send it off to my beta readers.
I’m excited yet dreading it at the same time. The old familiar doubts have crept in. Is it good enough? Strong enough? Is the happily ever after as happy as I think it is? Will anyone else like it? You know, the same questions I’m sure other writers ask.
And that’s all that’s been happening in my life (hahahaha, which is a lie….there is so much going on, I hardly have time to breathe but there it is).

Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!


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