Louise Roberts has today made a tough call – to shelve her current Work-In-Progress and move on to another story which she hopes will be better.
When a story is just not good enough…
How do you move on when you have recounted a story that you believe is the best one you have ever written?
Where do you start to write an even better tale?
My current work-in-progress, “Balor’s Landing” [Book 3 in the Romance in War series] is set in September 1944 on the tiny island of Toraigh, county Donegal and is centred on a local girl falling in love with a ship-wrecked mariner who had been washed ashore after his ship had been torpedoed by a German U-boat.
The problem is that I began writing it at the same as Book 2 – “Dragoon Serenade”, and because I was so engrossed with it, that Book 3 in my opinion is just not good enough.
In fact “Balor’s Landing” is too quiet a tale, and is more likely to make readers fall asleep rather than keep them entertained.
For this reason I have decided to shelve it for another time. Although it was a difficult decision to make, I believe it’s for the best.
“Dragoon Serenade” is scheduled for release as an e-book on 26th October 2017. Watch the Book Trailer on YouTube and make your own judgement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo2PHH2gjmQ&feature=youtu.be
To take the place of “Balor’s Landing” I will now bring forward Book 4.
“Warm Nights in Alex” is set in North Africa immediately following the Allied landings of ‘Operation Torch’ in November 1942. I shan’t divulge anything else about it just yet as I’m still doing the research and initial planning. All I will say is that the hero and heroine are [were] real [both now deceased], and this story is to be written in their memory.
I hope “Warm Nights in Alex” will be able to equal “Dragoon Serenade”, perhaps even better it. After all, isn’t that what we all strive for – to improve as we move forward?
Time will tell if I’ve made the right call…
There’s nothing more to be said other than ‘good luck’ with “Warm Nights in Alex”, and with “Dragoon Serenade” :o)
RLB – Tomewriter