Just a few minutes before I have to get ready for work so here's a quick update of what's been going on.
D&B: Breezing right along. Another 5 pages completed today for a weekly total of 24. One page away from my goal of 25 and still two days of writing left. I have loved this story since the idea for the stories came to me in a molten rush that very nearly caused a brain melt. After a slow start, I finally feel as if I'm in the story, one with the characters.
The Outlaw Bride: Got my letter back from Jessica Alvarez at HQN. As far as rejection letters go, it left me in a very upbeat frame of mind. She pointed out specifically what she liked (setting, research, premise, number of enjoyable elements) and what she felt needed to be fixed (missed some opportunities for drama to rev up pacing, repetitious thoughts). Luckily the items she pointed out as needing work are all fixable elements, so I feel very positive I can make the changes and get it back out there again.
Since I've hit my groove with D&B and don't want to break that, I've decided to complete my first draft of that story by end of March. Then I'll make my changes to TOB and get it back out there. Once that is done, I'll go back and finish my second draft of D&B with a goal to having it ready for the GH in November.