Friday, September 18, 2015

What Are We Writing

What We Are Writing
By Margaret Daley

Author: Pamela Tracy
Title: TBA
Hero and Heroine: ex-cop Nathan Williamson and doctor Shainey Fitzsimmons
Line: Harlequin on-line read
Word count goal today: 1,500
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:  
“Just that back then it wasn’t as accepted for young girls to have babies and not have husbands.  Quite a few signed away their rights.”
“I was stolen,” Nathan reminded her.  “My birth mother was married and both she and my father were thrilled about having a baby.”
“Yes, yes,” Agatha said, her feet coming to a stop. “You were the exception.  Usually, it was just the young and naive.” 
Something cool learned recently from research: Police officers convicted of a crime are typically housed in segregated areas for their safety, far from most other inmates.

Title: A Family for the Rancher (working title)
Edmund McKay and Lula May Barlow
Line: Love Inspired Historical
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
Their fingers brushes, and a shock shot up her arm clear to her neck, leaving behind a pleasant tingling feeling. Lula May gasped softly. From Edmund’s wide-eyed look, she guessed he’d felt something, too. There was only one way out of this. Only one way to stamp out an obvious physical attraction that would never go any further than polite handshakes.
Due date: November 15, 2015
Word count goal today: 2K
Something cool learned recently from research: When a horse feels very close to its human, it will lean its head into the human's chest, much like a child seeking affection from a parent.

Author: Terri Reed
Title: Northern Border Patrol book #5
Hero and Heroine: Canada Border Service officer Nathanial Longhorn and Deputy Sheriff Audrey Martin
Line: Love Inspired Suspense
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:  
“What?” He stared at the blond, blue-eyed deputy. “Is my name John?” It didn’t ring any bells. And every time he tried to concentrate, to conjure up a memory, his head felt like someone was taking axe pick to his skull, bringing on a blinding pain that was nearly incapacitating. Only keeping his focus on the beautiful woman’s face kept him from keeling over.
 Word count goal today: 2000
Something cool learned recently from research: I’m taking my local sheriff’s departments citizen academy right now and am learning all sorts of things my deputy sheriff would or wouldn’t do. It’s been a fascinating class.  

Author: Jolene Navarro
Title: Surprise Dad & the War Widow Clear Water book #4
Hero and Heroine: Former Marine and Texas State Trooper, Garrett Kincaid and his land lady, Anjelica Ortega-Garza
Line: Love Inspired Contemporary
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
“I don’t think I can do this. Maybe she would be better off with her grandmother."
Anjelica moved closer to him. “Now you’re being an idiot.”
Garrett looked at her with his lopsided smile. “That’s your pep talk?”
“Hey, it's three in the morning. Being a parent is tough and you will make mistakes. You apologize and move on. You don’t give up on them or yourself.” Gentle fingers touched his jaw, forcing him to look her in the eye. “You know her place is with you and Rio. She is Rio's sister and now she is your daughter. This is where she belongs.”
Due date: November17th
Word count goal today: 1200

Author: Jill Kemerer
Title: Working title - Yuletide Redemption
Hero and Heroine: Sam Sheffield and Celeste Monroe
Line: Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
“Yeah.” She slowed the stroller and turned to him. “It’s not just missing her. This is probably going to sound stupid, but I feel like an imposter, like I shouldn’t be raising Parker. She should be here raising him.”
Sam frowned, trying to take in what she was saying. “But she’s not here. Who else would love him the way you do?”

Due date: Not contracted
Word count goal today: 3,000
Something cool learned recently from research:
Researchers have found a way to use donated human tissue (through deceased organ donors) to create “allografts” for people with severe nerve injuries, and the results have been promising. Several people with severed sciatic nerves in their thighs had nerve grafts using AxoGen’s allograft products and recovered well enough to walk without use of crutches or a cane. 

Author: Jean C. Gordon
Title: None yet. Book Three Donnelly Brothers series
Hero and Heroine: Josh Donnelly and Tessa Hamilton
Line:  Love Inspired Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: 
Josh heard Tessa’s comment as unspoken concern about his relationship with his father. That, or he was too fixated on it himself. Why was he waffling? He could handle his father. The move to project manager was what he’d been working toward with his distance learning classes the past three years. “No, I am sure. On Monday, I’m going to tell Anne I accept the job.”
Due date:  November 2.
Word count goal today: 1,500
Something cool learned recently from research:  How to make a Pinewood Derby racer

Author: Barbara Phinney
Title: Working Title: The Heiress at Proud Ranch
Hero and Heroine: Mitch MacLeod and Victoria Templeton
Line:  Historical
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: 
 She clicked her tongue. “Your consent wasn’t founded on conquered pride, Mitchell MacLeod. It was part urgent need and part expecting me to fail. Hoping I will fail.” Foolish tears stung her eyes. “I don’t think you’ve let go of an ounce of the pride in your heart.”
 Due date:  Oct 31st
Word count goal today:  It’s written, but being edited right now.

Something cool learned recently from research:  Rhyolite is a pink stone used in finishing buildings. It’s mined in Castle Rock.


  1. Lots of good stuff ahead! Thanks for sharing, Margaret!

  2. I always enjoy reading about what you ladies are writing! :)
    Sounds like lots of really good stories coming up.
    Blessings, Patti Jo


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