The Good News is...I made my word count on The Highland Wolf in Paradise! The bears are made--though not yet embroidered. My daughter's boyfriend fixed my laptop and they brought it back to me last night!!! And I sent off my next 3 werewolf proposals.
So that is all the good news. And it's pretty great, don't you think?
I'm working on my 10th book in the series, and it's 1/9th of the way done. Doesn't seem like much, does it? But that's a lot to me! That's 10,000 words already. And before long, it'll be done! So I've been frantic about getting some more proposals together, because it takes quite a while before an acquisition board says yay or nay on proposals. Of course, I'm hopeful they say yay, as I'm excited about getting to work on them. If they don't, I'll have to come up with some other ideas.
Rogue of the Wolf is based on my famous and infamous Playfairs, to an extent. They were Scottish born, and I also played into the fact that a distant relation (from an American branch) ended up taking over as the Duke of Argyll, because my Canadian branch couldn't prove the lineage farther back. Even Scotland Yard questioned my great grandmother and great great grandfather about it early on, and several other family members in a couple of the other branches.
Of course it's not their story, but I had fun with a plot that has some tie ins to real life. And it's another clan other than the Highland one in HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF. I just had to use a different scenario for the story, and couldn't force the Highlanders from that story to be in this one. Have you seen what big teeth and claymores they have? Oh, no, not yet. It's coming in June. Although if one person came over to help me organize my house, I've heard tell she'd be sneaking peeks to see previews of the upcoming stories. :)
The second proposal is for Tom's story. He has a mission--and a woman isn't part of it, but a wolf falling from the sky definitely gets his attention--and that's only the beginning.
And the third is another Highland story--it is based somewhat on our concerns during our Scotland trip--and some correspondence I had with a distant cousin in my Prince Edward Island MacNeill/Campbells. So I had fun with that one too!
The hardest part is waiting to hear back if any of them are viable--saleable, wanted.
So you know what? I don't wait to hear back! I keep writing on my 10th book, and of course I'm still researching the time travel medieval Highland story, and making bears. Who has time to worry?
It's 20 degrees here right now. I thought I was cold! And 39 for a high. Wind chill--12 degrees. We have freezing drizzle all morning. Hope to make it across the bridges the cross the lake. I need to be in the Caribbean with my Highland hero! Anyone want to go with me?
Have a super Monday!!!
Terry"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."www.terryspear.com