A new book, a new series, and new genre.
Rania Ropes a Rancher, the first book in my new historical western romance series, Brides with Grit, debuts at midnight tonight.
I smile every time I think “I just finished writing my twelfth book!”
It’s a long process for me to go from an idea to the finished book. I start writing the story—and the characters take over. Their dialogue continues in my brain during my dreams, on walks…and usually when I’m not right at my computer so I have to remember them later and try to reconstruct their conversations.
And then the editor makes some suggestions on her first read through…and the characters throw in another thought or two…but that’s the joy of creative writing, it just keeps flowing and adding to the story line.
I knew the series name I wanted to use, but the individual titles did not come to me until—crediting my editor again —she made a suggestion, which triggered my thoughts in a new direction.
If I change Greta’s name to Rania…the title could be Rania Ropes a Rancher.
So the first book in the Brides with Grit debuts tomorrow, and I have the titles and story lines for the next seven books outlined too. My mind has already written half of Millie Marries a Marshal. Now my fingers need to get busy typing Millie’s story.
Enjoy my latest story about women living on the Kansas prairie!