behind the scenes of HIS HIDDEN HEIR

I’m blogging today at Brava Authors, chatting about Christmas, vampires, & THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.  I hope you’ll drop by & show me some post-holiday love, even if you’ve heard it all before. :dracuulla


As usual, the holidays have put me behind.  I don’t know how it happened…I never really make big plans over the holidays—especially with a deadline looming—& yet every year, things seem to get completely out of hand.  Cards & gifts & meals & visits (affectionately known this year as “Prep & Landing”) just seem to pile up & throw me off track.

So I’m getting to my Desire line edits much later than I’d like…& later than my editor will probably appreciate.  (Sorry, Charles! Hope you can forgive me…& will maybe return to a bunch of work waiting for you at the office that would make you push these to the back burner, anyway. :angel )

But I can’t help appreciating all of the wonderful notes he wrote in the margins to cheer me up while I’m fixing other problem areas.  Thankfully, there aren’t many of these, but a couple are going to take some work. :smash

So far for HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR, I’ve received:

5 s

8 s

1 “Love this prologue!” (Yay!)

1 “ this opening, Heidi!” (Yay again!)

1 “ this chapter ending!” (Triple yay!)

1 “Oh, he’s a smooth one—I’m really taken in by this guy.”

1 “Gotta love Helen!” (Helen is the heroine’s aunt…she’s not terribly fond of the hero in the beginning. *g*)

1 “Heidi, you wrote the book on sexy!” (Well, not yet—at least not literally. But it could happen. :Bigthumbs )

1 “Nice chapter ending—a zinger!”

1 “I’m a sucker for the drama in this chapter, Heidi!”

6 Ha!s

1 “Ha! Love it!”

1 Hee-hee

1 “Probably my favorite epilogue ever, btw.”  (Wow, I’m kinda flattered by that one.  And intimidated…what did I do & can I ever do it again? :cry )

& 1 “Love the way this book transports me to a world of hope & love…& baked goods. The perfect blend!!! *g*” (Awww.  Everything is better with baked goods, though, don’t you think? :chocolate )

What I’m learning is that…

I apparently don’t know how to spell “Croesus,” & spell check didn’t catch my mistake.

I don’t know the difference between “capital” & “capitol.”  (Do I really need to?  Okay, maybe I’ll work on it. :tpspspspt )

The word “progeny” is plural, not singular. (Huh. Who knew? Well, okay, probably lots of people other than myself, but it’s not exactly a term I use very often in everyday conversation. :goofangel )

I am the queen of alluding to something one place, then explaining it a chapter or two later. (This is where simply trusting me to fill in all the blanks really comes in handy.  Hint-hint. :winkwink )

&…  Folks who live in small towns are way different from those who live in the big cities.  (So now I’ve got “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll” playing on a loop in my head. :sadheart )


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  1. mary k says:

    Can’t wait to read the next book, sounds like it’s going to be great.

    Ya know, the holidays always get us backed up because we’ve been running around trying to get so much done we or at least I, just need to slow down afterwards and get my breath back and take a break for a few days.

  2. Hollie says:

    Well those are all very helpful hints!!
    and just what is the singular of Progeny???
    I already knew that small town ppl are waaay diff. than city ppl!!Having lived in NY and then in IN taught me ALOT!
    When is this one scheduled to be in stores?? I will be waiting and bugging the lady at walmart!!

  3. Dee says:

    Can’t wait to read this one!

  4. Laura J. says:

    This is great, except…..I WANT TO READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angeldevil (closest smiley I could find to one throwing a tantrum)

  5. Heidi says:

    This one is a ways off yet—June 2011. But it will be worth the wait, I think…hot hero, spitfire heroine, secret baby, & baked goods! It’s all kinds of sweet & delightful fun! :biggestgrin

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