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Monday, December 4, 2017

Writing During the Holidays #amwriting @JacquieRogers

Writing During the Holidays:
An Adventure
by Jacquie Rogers

I made it through Halloween, a month-long trip to Texas, and Thanksgiving.   Can't say that many words made it onto the page, though.  I'm writing Hearts of Owyhee #6: Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides.  I'm at 20,000 words.  Only 60,000 to go and I'm done.  Piece of cake, right?

More like pie, cheesecake, and sweet potato custard (yum).  And maybe about ten pounds on my backside.  Yeah, right, that's all I needed.  We actually had two Thanksgivings--one at my brother's house on the actual T-Day, and one at my house the following Sunday.  All in all, I made over a dozen pies, four loaves of persimmon bread, and I can't even tell you how many cookies.

Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bars, white chocolate chip,
and under all that, a few dozen chocolate chip peanut butter cookies.
Sugar coma!
Of course, Thanksgiving is all about appreciating our blessings and one of my most precious blessings is having such a wonderful family and awesome friends.  I'm a very lucky gal.

My son, me, and my nephew.
I'm trying to get my nephew photographed for The Muleskinners series.
Also, I have a new release out--one book of four in a boxed set, Mail-Order Brides for Sale: The Remington Sisters.  It's a series of four sisters who're forced through circumstances to flee their home and the most convenient way to do that was to become mail-order brides.  I'm excited about my story, Belle, but love all the stories in this set and I hope you do, too.  It's only 99¢ for the four-book series And it's also on Kindle Unlimited, so if you're a subscriber, you can read it for FREE.  Want a taste?  Read the free prologue!

So... um... not much time for writing.  And anyway, the last scene just didn't work.  Seemed good, and I may use it later, but I finally copied the whole scene into my scrap folder and started over.  No, I'm not one to revise.  If something doesn't work, I toss it and start over.  For me, revision always throws off the rhythm of the story.  I know some authors rewrite, revise, rewrite, but I don't.  What you get in a published book is my first draft that has been edited and proofread.  Not revised.

Meantime, I'm buying Christmas presents (mostly done) and my brain is buzzing with the possibilities for Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter #4: Crack Shot in Whiskey Gap (tentative title).  So onward and forward.

If you're on Snapchat, friend me!  My handle is jacquierogers.  You can get videos of Sassy's latest updates there.  And goofy pictures of her scribe.

1 comment:

  1. You are a busy gal, Jacquie. Your son is a handsome man. We are eager to see the Muleskinner covers.


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