It didn't take me long to move on after leaving Jake. I have already begun a new WIP, titled (at least for now) Accomplice. This one's a romantic suspense. I am not yet married to it, so if I get into the story a little and really struggle or want to explore characters or scenes for any of the other half-dozen stories still fogging my brain, I will. I should make a new word-count widget, but all I've written so far is an outline (outlining mostly backstory, which is important to the story), my heroine's name (Jessica), and one single-spaced page in Word (that I haven't run a count on).
I don't have a time goal for this one. My first draft of Chivalrous (my alpha release, in software terms) was from NaNo. The second draft (my beta/release candidate 1) took about 4 months of helter-skelter writing to complete (which included about 40k new words). Deadlines make me work harder usually. Give me a couple of weeks to see how I'm doing and I'll let you know. I do think that I want to do NaNo again this year, but it will have to be with yet another book. So, maybe my tentative goal for Accomplice will be to have the Alpha version done by Oct 31.
Now I need a name for my hero. Any suggestions? (I know, I have failed to provide any requirements or even a hint of story line...maybe later....)