THE NEXT BIG THING: Eight Questions About My WIP

So Jordyn Redwood over at Redwood’s Medical Edge asked if I wanted to do this.

So sure. Why not?! Except I have to pick which WIP…

We’ll go with the one in creation not revision ;).

I just wish it was going to be the NEXT BIG THING :D. This is what I’m told the title of the blog hop is so there we go!

1. What is the working title of your book? The Teacher’s Unwilling Groom

2. Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s the sequel to another one I wrote. I knew the best friend and the [sort of] jilted gal needed their own book together. Here we are.

3. What genre does your book fall under? Historical Category Romance [like Love Inspired Historical]

4. What’s the synopsis of your book? Um… I’ll have to come up with one… [This is totally random off the top of my head and probably not very good… ;)]

Myra Jefferson is unmarriable. Because of an innocent incident in her past, her fiance left her at the altar. She moved to start over but her past followed her. When two little girls are orphaned in her new town, she wants nothing more than to take care of them, but the judge threatens to take them away.

Jim Youngblood hadn’t planned to marry, but mail-order brides keep showing up planning to marry him. The first one married his best friend. The second one died not long after her arrival. Feeling an obligation to her little girls, he offers to marry Myra and take care of all three of them.

Will Myra and Jim be able to convince the judge they’re the best parents for the girls? Or will the Teacher’s Unwilling Groom tie himself down for nothing?

5. Will you book be self-published or represented by an agency? I’m hoping to have an agent and submit this one to LIH.

6. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Well, I’m only at about 4500 words, but I’m hoping to have the rough draft done by March 1, 2013.

7. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Maybe something along the lines of Short Straw Bride [don’t I wish?!] or the second in Mary Connealy’s Kincaid brothers but I don’t remember the title right now. The one with Rafe that I read while I was on narcotics for my nose earlier last year. But they’re full length and this one is shorter.

8. What else about your book might pique a reader’s interest? It’s set in a real place in the Missouri Ozarks, nearish Springfield. Some of the secondary characters are based on real people from the area in the 1870s.