I did get Coveted Mate finished! …followed by a final read-through and edits, and then got it out to my beta readers. Feedback has been trickling in… so far just minor stuff, with two “issues” that take a little more thought, but nothing major yet… here’s hoping nothing major comes up!
If the feedback continues to be this good (i.e., not finding a lot of major issues), I’ll be moving the release date up into February. We’ll see!
This coming week it’s going to be all about the feedback and making edits as necessary. Which is just as well, since we’re coming up to Christmas and I need to wrap presents!
Last Week’s Word Count
Coveted Mate: 3,249 words (for a WIP total of 102,109 words )
- Coveted Mate (Wishes & Dreams #4) is scheduled for release in March 2022, and is available for pre-order now!
- Reluctant Rogue (Wishes & Dreams #5) is also available for pre-order on Amazon. As soon as I get the book cover, I’ll get it up for pre-order at the other retailers. The release date is set for July, but I hope to move that date up, once I get Coveted Mate released.
- Foxy Lady (Wishes & Dreams #6) is available for pre-order on Amazon. Again, once I get the book cover, I’ll get it up for pre-order at the other retailers. The release date is set for October, but I hope to move that date up, once I get Coveted Mate released.
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In Other, Non-Writing-Related News……
- Coronavirus, of course. I’ve been vaccinated, and scheduled to have my booster shot in December.
- Uber! I’m back to driving, mostly on weekends, to take the tourists about, ferrying them back and forth to and from the hotels, restaurants, vineyards, and the casino. I love the tourists as passengers, because they’re always happy because they’re on vacation, and there’s lots of good energy flowing!
- Truck Stop
- Wishes in a Bottle (Wishes & Dreams #1)
- A Gift of Jacinth (Wishes & Dreams #2)
- SwanSong (Sons of the Desert #1)
- Castles in the Sand (Sons of the Desert #2)
- A Cat for Troy (Wishes & Dreams #3)
- Wishes & Dreams Boxed Ebook Set (Books 1-3)
- When Darkness Falls: Book I: The Palace
- When Darkness Falls: Book II: The Dark Lord
- When Darkness Falls: Book III: The Prophecy
- When Darkness Falls: The Trilogy (Boxed eBook set)
- An Almost Marriage: A Short Story
- Finished Manuscripts, in Editing:
- COVETED MATE, Wishes & Dreams #4
- In-Progress Manuscripts:
- RELUCTANT ROGUE, Wishes & Dreams #5
- To Be Written Partial Manuscripts:
- FOXY LADY, Wishes & Dreams #6
- MICHAEL’S QUEST, Sons of the Desert #3
- BEHIND THE CLOUDS, spin-off of Sons of the Desert
- INTO THE STORM, spin-off of Sons of the Desert
- Planned Manuscripts:
- Short Story: Amanda & Julian, spin-off of Wishes in a Bottle
THIS WEEK’S WRITING PLAN
(Not in any particular order, except if indicated)
- Work on finishing the first draft of Coveted Mate
- Begin sending out the first round of Coveted Mate for beta reading