Friday, January 15, 2016

What Are We Writing?

What Are We Writing?

By Margaret Daley

Author: Leann Harris
Title: I am working on the third book of a trilogy of Indie books, Stolen Secrets. This book is set in 1972, a spy thriller when the soviets were in their heyday.
Hero: Lt. Gabe Fontenot, with La. State police; heroine Amy Prejean. 
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: 
Her cooperation told him how shaken she was. She gathered her purse and they walked out of the office. He didn’t leave her until he saw her safely drive out of the garage. What was going on? He didn’t know, but the sooner he found out, the safer Amy would be. He let her down once, but this time he wouldn’t.

Author: Linda Goodnight
Title:  The Butterfly's Song (working title)
Hero and Heroine:  Grayson and Valery
Line: HQN
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: 
Ben hadn’t understood then. He’d only known his mother was forbidden to leave her room and he was forbidden to enter, so he had stretched out on the cold wood floor outside her door and whispered beneath the crack, heartsick and scared. She’d prayed with him and for him as well as for the captain and for his father, and he’d known she was innocent of whatever evil his father accused her of. 
Due Date: June 1, 2016
Word or page count goal today: 5 pages
Something cool learned from research:
After the Civil War, freed slaves dominated the catering business and formed the United Public Waiter's Beneficial Association to police quality and provide funds for ill or indigent members.

Author:   Roxanne Rustand
Title:   The Single Dad's Redemption
Hero and Heroine: Keeley and Connor
Line:  Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
He hesitated. Kissed her lightly on the cheek. Then he pulled her into his arms for a longer, deeper kiss that told her just how much he cared.
And then he walked away
Due Date: Just finished Author Alterations
Something cool learned from research:
Though I'd been aware of it before, the website for National Registry of Exonerations filled me with such sorrow for the many, many people who were imprisoned--sometimes for decades--before being proven innocent and released.  How terribly sad!

Author: Patricia Johns
Title: The Soldier's Wounded Heart
Hero and Heroine: Brody Mason and Kaitlyn Hart
Line: American Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
“I want to ride Champ at full gallop and just go and go and go…” He winced as he shifted position. “You know that feeling? Wind chapping your face, hands cold on the reins, but the sky is just so big and the sun sparkles on the frost… That’s how I’ve always taken care of the things I can’t control—on horseback. But I can’t ride... I can’t even walk without crutches.”
Due Date: April 15, 2016
Word or page count goal today: 1500-2000 words
Something cool learned from research:
Nothing today, I'm afraid. But give me time and I'll stumble across something. ;)

Author: Jean C. Gordon
Title: Reclaiming His Family (working title)
Hero and Heroine: Rhys Maddox and Renee Delacroix
Line: Love Inspired Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
Rhys searched her face for an indication the job was good news for his custody case. “I know. I could have called the office about that tomorrow, but there’s more. I’ll be working in Watertown during the week. I’m going to talk with Jack and Suzi about weekends, visitation. I’m meeting with them at the soft ice cream stand. They can coordinate with you.”
Due Date: TBD
Word or page count goal today: 1,500
Something cool learned from research: In the Albany, NY, area at least, foster parents may text with birth parents about visits, how the child is doing, etc.

Author: Dana Mentink
Title: Dangerous Medicine (working title)
Hero and Heroine: Dominic Jett and Sarah Gallagher
Line: Love Inspired Suspense
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:

She ran to the men, Juanita two steps behind her. Juanita called for their teenage helper to summon her father, the doctor, from the next village. Somehow she and Juanita wrestled the two men onto cots. It was a harder job with Jett who was six foot five inches of ornery muscle and bone. He might not be in the Navy anymore, but he kept his fighting trim. Sarah examined him, pleased to see his eyelids flicker open, revealing the chocolate brown eyes that haunted her dreams, now hazed with pain.
"Can you tell me your name?"
"George Washington," he said, pushing her hands away. "I'm okay. Stop poking me." 
Due Date: Feb. 15th
Word or page count goal today: 3,000
Something cool learned from research: Navy EOD's go through a rigorous 51 weeks of training.

Author: Deb Kastner
Title: A Family for St. Nick (working title)
Hero and Heroine: Nick McKenna and Vivian Grainger
Line: Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently working on:
Yet one day when Nick was visiting his uncle, the hospice facility manager approached him saying Jo had suggested asking him if he would mind playing old St. Nick for the seniors at the center.
Mind? Of course he minded. He had the right name but that was absolutely the end of that comparison. He had zero in common with the jolly old elf.
Christmas spirit wasn’t exactly his forte.
Due Date: January 25th (argh!)
Word count goal: 2,000


  1. No fair on some of these paragraphs i need more, guess have to add it to my wishlist 😄

  2. I love seeing what everyone is working on! :)


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