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Writing on Wednesday (August 26, 2015)

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Writing on Wednesday is a way to keep this particular writer on track (I hope!). These are weekly posts/updates where I will share something from the past week of writing with the readers of this blog. Sometimes it might be something I’ve learned, found useful, or a bit of my own writing and ideas. I hope this will be a time of sharing, encouragement, and accountability. Join me in setting some writing goals to finish that project and celebrate each success.

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This week has not been overly productive on the writing front, but I knew it would be that way. It’s hard to bounce back and forth between having days that allow for writing and days that don’t. But, my stories aren’t too far away in my mind.

I also had a frustrating day when I accidentally deleted part of the historical I was working on. I’m down about 500 words on it and the start of a scene. There isn’t too much to be done on it, but to start it over from scratch.

My Writing Goals for the Month of August:

This month I would like to:

  • Write 500 words a day on the historical novel. (Total of 9,000 words).
  • Continue to develop the outline for the historical novel.
  • Come up with a title.

Writing Share:

A couple of weeks ago, I asked about what might make a couple of individuals decide to actually follow through on a marriage pact that the made in high school. Well, after asking that question in a handful of places and talking to a couple of people to iron out the details, I have the base of my plot for a contemporary romance novel. I’m so excited for this story and worked briefly on writing a summary for it to share:

Tara may be Cameron’s solution to a problem, but he is her answer to prayer.

When Cameron’s fiancée leaves him just weeks before a company event that may lead to a promotion, Cameron is desperate to find a wife. After all, a wife is the one thing he is lacking to pull off the family-man persona so important to the owners of Roth’s Family Hardware stores. Cameron considers all the women he knows, but none seem like a believable choice, until a distant high school memory reminds him of a promise he made with the girl next door, Tara Benton.

Tara’s becoming desperate. The town of Cedar Creek is increasing the property taxes on the building belonging to Hope House. She feels called to helping the homeless but can’t seem to find a direction to get the needed funds for taxes, let alone the other repairs and upgrades the building is in need of. Suddenly, when Cameron shows up at her door with flowers and their yearbook from senior year, she realizes that he might just be an answer to her prayers.

Together, Cameron and Tara can fulfill something each other needs, but when the heart becomes involved, things get complicated. But, as Cameron learns to have faith and Tara learns to give up control, they learn that God might have more planned for them than they realized.

The motivations: The male in the story needs that family man persona. The female needs some financial help. Each other can help one another. There’s probably going to be a few more motivations working behind the scenes that the characters don’t even know about and some wonderful surprises along the way. I’m anxious to get started on this one.

 

What writing projects are you working on?

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