I’ve been writing for over 30 years now, “full-time” for about fifteen, more or less. After my husband had his double-stroke three years ago, I’ve also taken on freelance editing to help make ends meet. And yes, at times I’ve been more than a little burned out.
This year I want to focus the majority of my time on writing new books. It feels wonderful to be once again putting new words on paper. I was recently blessed to receive a six-book contract from Harlequin Love Inspired. The series is now officially named Rocky Mountain Family and is the story of six siblings who live and work on a Christmas Tree Farm and run a service dog facility.The first book, The Black Sheep’s Salvation, will be out mid-June (cover reveal coming soon!), and am currently working on Book Two (Thankful for my editor’s big thumbs up on that one—my hero is a gregarious, over-the-top alpha male and I wasn’t sure she would get where I was going with him.)
I’m also trying to focus more on my indie career. First up is my Weddings by Wilde series, an extended family who creates a western wedding family business. The first book is Wilde About You and is out now. I’m almost finished with Book Two, Running Wilde, and am well into Book Three, Wilde’s Melody. I’m hoping to get several in this series out by the end of this year.
I’ve also got a four-book series called Last Chance Ranch, four cowgirl sisters who run a therapy horse ranch together. I loved writing that first book, The Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift (out now), which has a VR-glasses-wearing geek hero. He was super fun to explore. I can’t wait to write the other three sisters’ stories.
So, I’m praying the Lord will allow me to be able to back off on my freelance editing to some degree and do what I love the most–putting new words on paper!
I’d love to hear your opinions and get your help on which direction to go next. Which of these projects most pique your interest? Any you’d like to read?
Here’s to continuing success in your 2020!