The other day, after sending Tri Mates to my editor and hitting the wall with Sword and Crown, I picked up an idea for a quickie. It’s an old idea, a cliche even. But a cliche is something we like for a reason. Anyway, I picked it up and wrote it in just a few days. I got to bring the characters to Lake Cushman here in Washington, a place that’s so beautiful I think it demands inclusion in a storyline.

Anyway, it’s to my beta readers and off to my editor hopefully early this week. Writing something that is 12 thousand words is very different than writing 65 thousand. More intense. I had to cut back my beloved secondary characters and just focus on Tess and Trevor.

The result is Unexpected. Yes, I mean it was unexpected but that’s the title, too. I like it.

2 comments to “Unexpected”

  1. Caffey
    February 20th, 2006 at 11:14 am · Link

    Wow, when I read that, and you said the title was UNEXPECTED too, its really fit!! I’d love to read this shorter read of yours!

  2. Lauren Dane
    February 20th, 2006 at 12:26 pm · Link

    I’ll be submitting it to my editor at EC tomorrow so we’ll see how it goes!