It’s been almost a month since I published Straits Academy. That’s enough of a break so today I got back to writing.
My new project is to finish “Sea Pilot’s Daughter,” a historical romance set in 19th century Holland. I’m ashamed to admit that I started this story years ago, but despite the fact that the first four chapters were serialized on Bethany’s Woodshed, I never finished it. For this I deserve a really sound spanking.
Here’s a description:
What can a father do when his beautiful daughter stubbornly refuses all suitors? Very little until he realizes that he doesn’t have long to live. When Piet van der Molen makes one last attempt to arrange a match for his only daughter, Katarina, his choice reveals that he has some inkling of understanding about why she is so unwilling to give herself to a man. After his death, Katarina is still in mourning when a handsome, older English sea captain comes to pay his respects. While pushing Katarina to discuss her future, Captain John Bishop probes dangerously close to Katarina’s secrets. She throws up her defenses, but he is determined to win both the battle and the woman, even if it means turning her over his knee. This historical romance, set in 19th century Holland, offers rich period detail as well as hope that two people with unusual desires may in fact have a chance at true love and happiness.
My goal — and I’m stating it here publicly so you can hold me to it — is to get it published before the end of this year. Feel free to nag if you don’t get a promising update by the end of November.