This is actually the property at Wild Basin Lodge, but I took it over for 3 Heathens Ranch. The St. Vrain River runs across the top of the picture (N-S). The Wild Basin Lodge does not exist in my book, so pretend it's not there at the top of the picture. The ranch house, barn, bunk house and corrals are in the meadow. The rest of the property will have riding trails and lead to the National Park.
Another one of my more brilliant ideas came just as I was falling asleep last night, but I can't tip my hand yet. It will end up being my opening chapter, which I'll post tomorrow.
My goal for tomorrow is 5,000 words - well above the minimum 1,667 per day that is suggested to stay on track. My hope is for a strong beginning so that on nights when I have to work until 10:00 pm, I've got some wiggle room if I can only crank out a few hundred words.
I do have to say, I'm a little nervous about juggling three different genres at the same time. I still intend to post to Lyon's Roar (action-ish) and Tales from the Trail (creative non-fiction) while writing my NaNo, which is romance. I'm not sure where all of this writing has suddenly come from - I guess it just feels "right" to try out all of these genres to see which one "fits". Please forgive me if my other two blogs suffer in the face of my NaNo, but I'm really going to try hard to keep that from happening.