Gary and I sometimes make unusual friends during our travels. We met this guy in Arizona, and although you can't tell from the photo, we were surrounded by his companions. After our new found friends lost interest in us, we were allowed to proceed onward to another adventure. Since visiting Arizona, we have been immersed in the Old West--love the ghost towns! It's a writer's paradise.
Speaking of writing, today I just put the finishing touches on the fourth book in my contemporary romance series: Romance on the Ranch. It's ready for release; however, with a name like Candy Kisses, I have a feeling that if I upload it now, it will become available on Valentine's Day, and readers will get the impression it's a Valentine's story. Nope! The name and completion date are just coincidence. To waylay confusion, I'm aiming for a release date of February 16th.
For the past four months I have been writing daily for hours each day. Only about six weeks ago I released Cry of the West: Hallie, the first book in the Finding Home Series. I had intended to immediately begin writing the second book, Rescue on the Rio: Lilah, but a wonderful email from a reader requesting a continuation of the Romance on the Ranch Series, prompted me to postpone my current project, and I'm so glad I did because it resulted in Candy Kisses.
So, now it's time to begin writing Lilah's story and I've been waking up nights listening to her tale. I must confess, however, that I won't begin her story for a couple of weeks. I've never been to Hawaii and when the opportunity arose, did I have to think twice about going? No way! As much as I love writing, I'm looking forward to some down time. Over the years, I've discovered that writing a story is not the difficult part--it's the editing that's difficult. Sometimes it drives me bonkers and I doubt that whatever I'm working on will ever be ready for release.
Okay, since this is just musings, it's time to sign off because the mountain outside my window is looking fabulous in the evening light and I just want to soak it in. After the sun goes down, I'll put on a travel video and get lost in the beauty of Hawaii.