I know I haven’t updated in awhile.  **hangs head in shame** But let me explain why…I’ve actually been writing.  Yes, actual writing.  I have joined Roses Colored Glasses Critique Group and I just got my first round of critiques back and I was surprised.  No one hated it.  That said, one of the critiques came back with more comments than the other two.  I was very pleased with all three but I think I’ll go with my well-marked up critique and run with it.

For those of you who have read some of my stuff the story I’m working on not that one.  My WIP right now is a western contemporary.  Its not about a true cowboy in the sense of say the Compass Brothers from Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon or Delilah and Myla sexier than they know what do cowboys.  My hero is the co-owner of the family feed store in the small town that he grew up in.  Came back from college to help his dad and realized his true calling.  Can he ride a horse?  You bet and he does often.  My heroine parents are from the small town, too but she grew up in the city.  She came for visit and fell in love with the hero in high school.  Its not a wish, I should have story.  Its about a woman that comes back to bury her uncle and ends up finding love in the process.

So, your asking yourself where is the conflict?  Let’s just say the conflict is actually with the hero.  Does he ask her to stay and take a chance with him and small town life or does he let her go to her life in the city?

I want to thank everyone that has encouraged me at this point.  I’m actually shooting to submit this in September.  I realize that I’ll have to have someone critique it/beta read it or maybe send it to someone to line edit the story before I submit.  I’m sure what I’ll do when I get to that point, so any help would be appreciated it.

Well I’m off the revise what I’ve written so far…By the way, Riggins was waiting for me today with a whip and a smile.  🙂


5 thoughts on “Update

  1. Hey, Harlie!I am SO happy to see you writing! I know how much you've wanted to do this, and now you…ARE!And your WIP sounds wonderful!Good luck and enjoy, you writer woman you!


  2. I'm so happy for you–jumping in with two feet!! Setting a goal to submit is a wonderful thing. Helps to keep you going and not dillie dallie so much, like I do. Lol!! Your new WIP sounds like a great story, and I'm glad you got great feedback from the critique group. Keep up the great work!!


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