A progress update and this month’s promo book

A progress update and this month’s promo book

Now that pumpkin spice season is here and the holidays are literally a few weeks away, I’m writing a Christmas story. I had hoped to get it out this weekend but I hoped in vain. LOL

In this new book, titled Darcy’s Christmas Scheme, Darcy doesn’t come to Netherfield at Michaelmas with the Bingleys and Hursts. Instead, he arrives in mid-December. His reason for waiting was that his sister was ill and he didn’t want to leave her. When he finally does come for his visit, he brings Georgiana and Mrs. Annesley with him. Also, Darcy very much likes Lizzy from the first, but she’s standoffish. I’ve not gotten far, so that’s all I can tell you for the moment. 

I currently have no definite completion/publication date in mind. My hope is Thanksgiving, but I can’t make any promises. I’m not posting it anywhere at the moment, but my Patreon supporters will get a copy once it’s finished, and I’ll be posting it at the DarcyandLizzy forum, also when I get it finished.

In other news, with a new month comes a new book being promoted. This month, I have Decisions and Consequences on sale for $2.99.

This book is one I published in January of 2016. It was my National Novel Writing Month project from the year before. I did not “win” that year, despite spending hours every weekend doing nothing but writing. I came within 7,000 words of taking the prize, though.

I’ve said many times that NaNoWriMo broke me that year. It was a long time before I could write very much in one sitting, and I still can’t go over about 4,000 words in a day. (My highest word count during NaNo that year was a little over 8,000.)

The first draft of this book was an absolute mess. LOL Most of mine are not, but this one felt like it was cobbled together and had no continuity. A good editor straightened it right out, though. <3

As for the plot of Decisions and Consequences, Lizzy is proposed to at the Netherfield ball by Mr. Darcy, and she turns him down. Then, she is proposed to the day after by Mr. Collins. Her mother goes to Mr. Bennet, demanding that he make Lizzy marry their cousin. Now, Mr. Bennet has already spoken to Darcy, who has some information that he is willing to use against the master of Longbourn if he does not get his way. Mr. Bennet leaves it to Lizzy who she will marry, Darcy or Collins, but makes it clear she must choose one.

I’m sure you can guess who Elizabeth picked. LOL The majority of the story follows her journey from anger at being forced to marry at all, to falling in love with her betrothed. <3

If you’ve not already picked this book up, this month is an ideal time to do it, as the price will go up in November.

Now, it’s off to listen to some Christmas carols to get me in the right frame of mind to write. Great excuse for starting to play them in October, don’t you think? 😀        




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October 13, 2021 3:48 PM

I look forward to reading your Christmas story. Decisions and Consequences sounds great as I enjoy FMS as long as the groom isn’t Collins that is:)

October 13, 2021 9:57 AM

I recently read this book and enjoyed it a great deal! My favorite is still Saving Elizabeth 😉

October 13, 2021 8:32 AM

I’ve read Decisions and Consequences several times and really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to your new book, Darcy attracted to Elizabeth and she’s too proud? Hmmm! I must see how this works out!

Chelsea K
Chelsea K
October 11, 2021 11:30 PM

Decisions and Consequences sounds like a great book that I believe is on my TBR List. Congratulations on your newest Christmas book, I hope you are able to get it out soon.

Caryl Kane
Caryl Kane
October 11, 2021 9:38 PM

I’m looking forward to reading Decisions and Consequences!

J. W. Garrett
J. W. Garrett
October 11, 2021 4:18 PM

How delightful, a sale of your previous book Decisions and Consequences. I remember that book and read it twice. Thanks for giving fans a sale for the fall. Congratulations on working on a new book for Christmas. I look forward to reading it. Blessings.

cindie snyder
cindie snyder
October 11, 2021 6:47 AM

Can’t wait for your new book! Decisions and Consequences sounds like a fun romp!lol

October 11, 2021 12:42 AM

Always looking forward to your new book. Thank you for offering your books at a lowered price

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