Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Meandering

Two weeks until the official release of Torn Canvas. The paper copy's actually already available. But don't tell anyone.


I've decided to maybe be a little more focused on my Monday randomness. I like what Emily King is doing over at her blog and sharing on Mondays a little of what she's been up to.

I've gotten through a couple of books this week. One was by Karey White. You might recognize her as one of the Ripple Effect series authors.

It's called My Own Mr. Darcy and is also a finalist for a RONE award. I totally know why. Great book. This is my second book by her. I will be reading more.

I read another one that I will not name because I didn't like it. Total bummer of a story, so it wasn't the kind I like. Lots of other people may love it.


With family visiting from China again in July, I decided to be part of an unofficial June summer NaNo group. I've begun work on Safe Harbors #3. The working title is Swing Vote. This story will have a lot of political overtones because of the nature of the story. The main character is Marc North, who is the younger brother of Lyn North from A Change of Plans. He's a former Marine who ends up in Utah to help a buddy who wants to start up a helicopter sightseeing business. I chose Utah because the state's amazingly scenic but also before I'm VERY familiar with the election laws.

Already the story's going in a little different direction than I've been imaging. That's something I love about writing new words. I may think I know what path I'm going down, but the trip is so lovely I often find myself wandering other ways.

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  1. That sounds great, Donna. And the discovery phase of writing is tremendous fun, isn't it?

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    1. Because I spend so much time editing, it's easy to forget how fun this process is.

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  2. Sounds like you've been busy. Glad you're getting some writing done before your family visits. That's going to be fun too.

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    1. Yeah. Two summers in a row to see this son and his family after four years away the first time.

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  3. you have a family in China? How intriguing!

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    1. They love it. Been there 5 years this August.

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  4. Hmm. Political ramblings in Utah along with the scenic deserts and mountains. That should be interesting! :) Can't wait for Torn Canvas and to see where you've taken Jori's story. Congrats on the new release!

    Melanie

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    1. Oh, Honey! After the miserable election I ran last November, this experience is going to be a treat. Don't even set up a secret FB group that badmouths the election officer who also happens to be a fiction writer. It provides so much food for a story. *grins evilly*

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  5. A busy bee at your sea, get to write for the month and then visit next month and relax, a good plan

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    1. Relax next month. Hmmm. Now that's an idea. :D

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  6. Thanks, Donna. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. It was wonderful, Karey! The narrator for the audiobook did a great job.

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  7. #3 sounds very cool. I like Marc's flirty personality. ;)

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    1. Yeah. I like Marc too. He gets more screen time in TORN CANVAS, but he really does deserve his own story.

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  8. Oh, yay on the next book release! And cool that you're expanding your story with extended characters from the world your created. :)

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    1. It really has been fun, LG. Not only fun visiting with beloved characters from the earlier books but broadening and expanding on these secondary characters.

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  9. Oooh, this book looks dreamy. Both of them! So excited :)

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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    1. They are! And I'm only biased about one. :D

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  10. Good luck with your next book and congrats for your newest release!

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  11. You have a LOT going on! And awesome to hear that the paper copies of Torn Canvas are already available! Whoot!

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    1. Kind of crazy, I know. You get your head around a specific date and then it's out there sooner. Like a having a baby come two weeks early. You're not ready!

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  12. Wow, you sound busy:) Also, got to love any book associated with the Jane Austen genre:)

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    1. The book kind of reminded me a bit of Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe too.

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  13. Happy writing. That's great about Torn Canvas and I look forward to the ebook.

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  14. That's really cool about your new book! My current WIP takes place in Utah, as well. Something quite new for me. Can't wait to read yours!

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    1. It's easier and harder to write where you live, especially since I don't want anyone thinking I'm writing THEM. Which I'm not.

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