October 22: “Race the Darkness” by Abbie Roads, first book in the Fatal Dreams series, a romantic suspense at 332 pages. Blurb from book: Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you—he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her. Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is a man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes—if he comes—it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy. This romantic suspense had “woo-woo” in it. What a pleasant surprise (I love “woo-woo”!). Was it far-fetched? Maybe a little (only because I wasn’t expecting it), but I didn’t care. The book grabbed me from the beginning and didn’t let go. I look forward to reading more from this author.
The Wayne High School football team plays this Thursday night instead of on Friday (their last regular season game, against Trotwood-Madison). That’s because the game will be on TV. Unfortunately, I could only find it on a local station (not ESPN or something national), otherwise, I’d be telling you all to watch!
I’ve been actually writing first-draft material (that scene I need to add to Ghostly Interlude to foreshadow the next book). 1000 words in two days! Whoo hoo! It felt pretty good, too. First-draft writing is sooooo much different than revision writing, and it had been way too long since I’ve written a first draft. What fun. So glad I still have it in me. Haha! J
So… What part of your job do you consider fun? I never really considered it before (in regards to my writing) because I thought I loved it all. But I really do enjoy first-draft writing the best.