by Linsey Lanier
Sometimes as a writer, it’s hard to set goals. You have so many stories in you wanting to come out, at times you feel you might explode. At least that’s what I’ve been going through lately. I have several new projects I’ve been itching to get at. However, I had to finish up some books I had left dangling before I did.
The first one is a romantic suspense about a jewel thief called Steal My Heart. It was so much fun to write that story and get to explore the hero and the heroine and their rocky relationship as they face the trial of their lives. I’m so happy I can finally present it to my readers in a few weeks.
The second one is a humorous futuristic fantasy spy novel, first in a series, that will be out later this year.
For the rest of my projects? Well, I have decided to return to Miranda and Parker at some point but before I do, I need to do something with the rest of the ideas cooking in my brain.
And so I decided I would treat them like beef.
One of the shows hubby and I love to watch is Diners Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. On that show you can see how chefs in restaurants across the country prepare the most mouth-watering dishes that keep their customers coming back for more, more, more! Of course, you have to watch them eat and gush over it as well. (That’s usually when we decide to go out for a bite, LOL.)
Anyway to give a dish a lot of flavor, the cook will take a slab of meat, cut off the unnecessary parts, and rub some secret seasoning mix all over it. Sometimes he or she will prepare a mixture of onions and carrots and celery and spices and pour it over the meat in a pan. Then she wraps it up and puts it in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Then the meat might get slow-roasted in the oven or smoked on the grill or both. It always comes out delicious, tender and juicy.
So I’ve decided that’s what I need to do with the future series I want to write. Give them the preparation they need and put them in the cooler to marinated while I work on the books one at a time. I hope they come out delicious.
How do you handle your projects, writing or other types?
Steal My Heart, my next release, will be out at the end of September. If you’d like to be notified of when, you can join my mailing list.
Here’s a bit about the book:
It’s the worst thing that could possibly happen.
New York newspaper columnist, Paige Dunbar, can hardly breathe when she learns her precious three-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. She’ll do anything to get her back, including steal the famous Fantasia necklace the kidnapper wants. No one can stop her. Not even her sexy ex-jewel-thief-ex-husband.
Mark Storm feels lucky to have been pulled out of prison and hired by the FBI for a special assignment after they interrupted his career as a jewel thief. When he sees the beautiful woman who divorced him after his arrest stealing the Fantasia necklace, he’s too stunned to smell the setup he should have detected. Besides, he’s certain he can distract Paige with his charm and steal the necklace back before she gets into real trouble.
But when he follows her home and once again experiences her fiery kisses, he wonders if they’re enough to make him go straight for good.
And Paige wonders if she can forgive him enough to accept his help and let him back into her life.
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