Terrible Secret Progress Report

I thought you would like to know that I’m almost up to the place where I left everybody off on the cliffhanger. I have already expanded the original (and fixed all the wrong names). I have even thought of one new and fun scene to add . . . where after the bombing tragedy and Andi and Justin are hanging on to life by a thread, Chad and Mitch decide to pay Mr. Henderson and his thugs a little visit. I don’t think I’ve ever written a knock-down drag out fight between the Carter brothers and the bad guys. I might even have them end up in jail, and Justin is not even well enough to bail the boys out.

Oh, it’s fun to write in multiple points of view. Thanks for urging me to get this book finished. It’s so old, but I believe I have given it new life with some added scenes (like Andi up at her special spot and sees one Henderson’s “spies” stalking her. LOL)

Anyway, if anybody has any fun scenes that they think should be incorporated, let me know just a brief summary. You don’t have to tell me how to finish the book any longer. I will make that work somehow, but any scenes that might be something you would like to see acted out, I’m open (but I won’t make any promises you’ll see “your” scene suggested expanded and included in the story).

Cover and Contents here. I’m hoping for twenty chapters and I hope I can make it to 175 pages (Trouble at the Line Shack is 154.) The more intense/fun scenes (that must have something to do with the story in some way, of course), the longer this book will be, which I know you like. Oh, one more thing. I gave Philip Barnes (the dead lawyer friend of Justin’s) two little girls, Constance and Sarah, ages 9 and 7. I added them just in case there is something I can do with them and Andi. You just never know. This is called WHAT IF? brainstorming for Plot Events.

Happy brainstorming!

Published by Andi Carter

I'm the main character in the Circle C Adventures series. I live on a huge cattle ranch in 1880s California. These are my adventures.

26 thoughts on “Terrible Secret Progress Report

  1. Cant wait! I love the new suggestions, and it would be nice to have different POVs cause that only happened in Trouble at the Lineshack and none of the other books

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      1. Oh yeah, I forgot about that! (I don’t have the book, though I knew there were different POVs.) Three, thenπŸ˜‹

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  2. Omg! Having a real knock-down-drag-out fight is something I would love to see in this book! I’ve not actually completely read through Terrible Secret. I’m going to wait for the book to be done and then buy it to read! I can’t wait!

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    1. Yes, it’s so fun to write books that I don’t need to pass through my publisher. For I’ve thing, it would take a year to come out. For another thing, I could not do all the fun POV changes. Andi is kind of out of it, so to have the fight scene I have to go to Chad or Mitchell’s point of view. πŸ‘

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      1. Thank you!! . But I did not see the ” terrible secret” on the stories tabπŸ€”πŸ€”

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  3. I think you should do a small scene before the fight where Chad is all fired up to go and fight the bad guys, but Mitch is slightly wavering because he thinks now that Justin is out of commission, he and Chad have to stay home and kind of take over Justin’s role, and then Chad has to convince him. It would be fun to see a scene where they are conversing between each other, showing their different thoughts and personalities. Just an idea, though.

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  4. I have not read this yet even when it was posted in the stories tab. Sooooo I don’t really know about it otherwise I would suggest something. From the content and Mrs. M’s blog post I know a couple things. But maybe Andi, while recuperating could have Jenny come and help nurse her back to health. But then again I don’t know the plot. Keep writing Mrs. M. I as a writer know the struggles that come with it. Praying for you to have strength and perseverance. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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    1. Nope cuz these are just for fun and are not going up anywhere fancy. I do get a printed copy, a proof book sent to me. And since I am a professional editor in my spare time I catch most of the typos. Even my publisher missed a mistake on one of the new Takes books. A reader found it. If anyone finds anything in the fun books, it’s easy to fix and upload the fixed file. So I’m not too worried.

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