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Eureka! I've Had a Breakthrough!

Hello Posse,

I know many of you have been waiting patiently for Into the West: Most Wanted. I had planned to finish this in November and have it on sale for Christmas and we all know that did not happen.

I have been struggling so much with this storyline. I knew basically what I wanted to do but I was having a very difficult time coming up with specifics that would make the whole storyline plausible. There are characters who fled Germany and came to the US in 1848 and I wanted to find a real historical reason that would explain why they fled their homeland and at the same time would explain certain behaviors they have now.

It took me forever to find circumstance that fit everything I needed but yesterday it happened. I had that eureka moment. It felt so good. I quickly started writing out notes so I could keep all the historical information straight and would have it at hand to weave into my story later.

I also ended up having to do math. I never would have seen that coming, being a fiction writer, but I needed to how long it would take for a marshal to travel on horseback from a town in Texas to a town in the Kansas territory. It just about gave me a headache but I did figure it out.

I also enlisted Dianne's design skills to create a map for me to help keep a few more things straight as I move forward with this saga. I am going to see if I can put it this next book for you all. I think the new upgrade on my formatting program does allow for two page image spreads so I might have to try it. However, if you do not want to wait to see the map, I'm going to put it on the Member's Only page as a free download.

If you are not a member, it is easy to join. Just go to the Exclusives tab in the website menu and select Members Only page. It is free to sign up and you can cancel your membership at any time. You will find more freebies on this page with many more to come.

Keep watching my blogs for more updates coming soon.


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