Well, despite life continually getting in the way of writing, we have made good progress in the last couple of weeks.
On reviewing our story arc, we have identified five more scenes remaining to be filled in the last gaps of Jaime and Daniel’s story. Of course, we could keep writing forever but we need to get onto the next book.
So when we’ve completed those gaps we need to do the chapter breaks, yet another spell check and then get the drafts out to our beta readers by the 20th February. Why 20th Feb you ask? Well, because…LISA STARTS HER NEW JOB!
It’s an amazing opportunity and I know she will be awesome but it does mean her days will be back to being even more chokka than they are atm (and as you know, that’s pretty busy!).
The other cool news is that once we have the feedback from our kind (but always brutally honest) beta readers, our next move is to enter Out of the Shadows into the Romance Writers of NZ Pacific Hearts competition (31 March). Once that is done we can sit on our laurels with fingers crossed for a bit before we crack on with the next story which is already buzzing in our heads and becoming more insistent as we dally over Jaime and Daniel.
Here’s a wee teaser: who knew a little place like Fisherman’s Creek could harbour such a dark secret in its past?
What deadlines are you working to, and what progress have you made? Do you work better with a fixed timeframe?