Plotting Problem Solved – and “Yacht Rock”

I have been so stuck on a problem with the first book in my new series that, no matter how hard I’ve tried to fix it and keep moving forward, it hasn’t worked. Until a week ago. What happened then? Well, it was actually quite simple. I realized that all I needed to do was cut two scenes. (cut … gulp … two scenes???!!!)

That was a relief! Not really. Honestly? Getting rid of even a single scene isn’t the easiest thing in the world for a writer to do. After all, we pour blood, sweat, and tears into all scenes – whether they wind up being necessary or not. So, I tried to figure out how to make them work – several times – before realizing no matter what I did, I’d still have the same problems I’d been struggling with for… Well, I’m not going to own up to how long, but it was too long.

Yes, it was hard to do, but things are moving along nicely now that they’re gone. So nicely, in fact, that I spent probably five minutes grinning like an idiot a while ago because a new scene (a new scene!!!) was so cute.

As long as I don’t do anything stupid to set my recovery back, I can totally see this book being finished by the end of July. And then I’ll finish plotting Weko 2. And, hopefully finish the fourth book in the Royal Sweethearts series. A fourth book, you may ask? Yup. Quinn MacMahon is getting his own story, and it’s almost done too. 🙂

By the way, you can get digital copies of A Prince on the Run free on Amazon.com. (psst – The Daddy Pact is free too!).

Now, about that yacht rock thing? Never heard of it? Neither had I, until a week or so ago. A fan of The Holderness Family videos, I not only enjoyed the video below, I realized that yacht rock would set the exact mood I need to write the Weko Harbor series. I’ll share a link to my playlist one day soon.

Until next time, take care and stay safe.

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