Thursday, June 04, 2009

Started Summer Book Project

June 1st was the day I started writing the first draft of my lastest project. I plan to make this my summer book project. It's been four days and I'm up to 3944 words. This story is already outlined and my plan is to go right through the first draft, without stopping to edit. So, we'll see how I do.

I've already written a blurb for this new story, sort of an inspiration to keep me going.

Here it is: Blurb for Cassidy’s War

The Civil War is over, but Cassidy’s War is just beginning.

Cassidy Stuart has longed to be doctor for as long as she can remember. Growing up watching her physician father attend patients and her time serving as a nurse during the war, have only increased her desire to attend medical school and start a practice of her own. But prejudice against female physicians still abounds. And things grow more complicated by the return of the man who’d left her at the altar five years before, the rakish ex-soldier turned professional gambler, George Masters.

George has been on the run, finally settling in New York to assume the life of a gambler, and trying to forget hellish memories of the death of his best friend, Cassidy’s brother, at Gettysburg, and his time in a Confederate prison camp. But his biggest regret was deserting Cassidy two days before their wedding. She deserved a better man, or so he’d thought at the time. Will he now have a second chance to win place in her heart?

This is a sequel to a book I had published years ago and is now out-of-print. Does it pique your interest?


KaiaLogan said...

Hi Susan

Firstly, thanks for stopping by my blog and website, much appreciated.

Also, my interest is definitely piqued by your new blurb! Cassidy and George both sound like intriguing characters with an interesting history. How could they manage to get back together??

You'll have to keep writig so we can find out :-) Good luck!

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Kaia!

I'm having fun revisiting these characters and I'm now up to 5066 words. Hope to add more today.

L.A. Mitchell said...

It was so nice to meet you on Lara's blog.

I love the time period for this summer project of yours and the combination of wanna-be female doctor and gambler sounds intriguing. May your muse give you many swift and wonderful pages :)

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks so much, L.A.!!

Although I'm just writing the opening now, I'm having a lot of fun with this story and hope to cruise right along with the first draft.