Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Writing A Manuscript With No Dogs

I'm currently well ensconced in writing the next manuscript for which I'm under deadline.  It's a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel in my miniseries about the Identity Division--an organization that provides non-witness protection for people in danger who can't provide the testimony or hard evidence needed to convict the bad guy who's threatening them, and that also sends someone in undercover to find that evidence.  The first in the series was COVERT ATTRACTION, and this one is CLANDESTINE ATTRACTION. 

I enjoy writing it--a lot--but I miss writing about dogs or other animals in this story!  The background and plot don't lend themselves to adding pets for any of the characters.  Oh, well. 

That's not the case with the other miniseries I write for Harlequin, my Alpha Force paranormal miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, where I feature shapeshifters and their cover animals. And of course all of my mysteries feature pets, primarily dogs. 

Not writing about dogs doesn't mean I'm not thinking about them, especially since I'm always at the bark and call of my two Cavaliers!  In fact, Lexie is barking right now... time to go. 

And as I've always said here at Killer Hobbies: Pets aren't hobbies, they're family!  Even in books.


Betty Hechtman said...

It's funny how pets seem to interrupt writing. We had a Siamese cat that used to sit next to the typewriter and rip at the paper as I was trying to write. Barking is a lot easier to deal with.

Monica Ferris said...

I have a cat who comes to cry at me when it's time to go to bed. He watches me brush my teeth and wants me to fill my left palm with water for him to lap while my right hand brings water to my mouth to rinse. Then he gets into bed with me for a cuddle, licking my fingers if I stop stroking too soon.

Linda O. Johnston said...

That does sound like a challenge to deal with while writing, Betty. I can definitely fix barking--as long as I'm willing to jump up and obey the command!

Linda O. Johnston said...

How cute, Monica. Our dogs decide when it's bedtime then herd us downstairs where our bedrooms are located.