My Current Works in Progress

Blog Hop for Writers

This is the sixth and final week in the blog hop I’m hosting for writers. Our topic this week is current work(s) in progress. If you’d like to share your current WIP with us, write a post and then come back and link in by clicking on the graphic above. If you’re a reader, click on the graphic and check out what authors are working on. We hope you’ll follow our blogs so that when our books are published, you’ll be among the first to know πŸ™‚

My last post was about the San Francisco Wedding Planner Series I’m working on along with five other authors. You can find more information here: San Francisco Wedding Planner.

In this blog hop, I’ve written about Anna, (Olga’s mother) one of my favorite characters from Olga’s Discovery, which is a full-length historical fiction novel I’m in the middle of writing.Β  Here’s the synopsis:

Twenty-two-year-old Olga Tymchuk, a newly graduated teacher, eagerly anticipates marrying her fiancee, Viktor, in July 1959. However, before they marry, Olga is committed to teaching for a year in Glendale, Alberta as a requirement for the bursary she received in university. Viktor and Olga are separated when Viktor accepts a challenging job as a scientific researcher for the National Research Council in Ontario.

Olga is enjoying a challenging first year of teaching when Viktor is injured in a chemical accident. He seems to be recovering well, but then Olga receives a telegram that will change her life forever. Olga is drawn into a search for the truth, which forces her to deal with uncooperative hospital officials, death threats, and a sudden disappearance.

I’m also putting together a Twitter manual for writers. There are many different ways to share information now and I’m researching several options to share this information and make it practical.

Cover for Cecile's Christmas MiracleMy other project will be a fiction series about Cecile and Colin, characters from my novella, Cecile’s Christmas Miracle. Cecile has decided spending Christmas in the desert doesn’t have to be depressing and Colin is on his way to join Cecile. However, they haven’t seen each other for over a year. Will the attraction between them endure? There is also the threat of the clinic being closed, and the village being resettled. What part should expatriates play in solving political issues?

If you have questions about any of my works in progress, please ask me in the comments below. Thanks πŸ™‚


  1. My, you’re busy, Ruth! Will you be coming to the Write! event in June? I’m not 100% sure yet. I look forward to learning more about Twitter and I love your original Wedding Planner idea of a share write.

  2. YES πŸ™‚ I’m planning to be at Write!Canada this year. It would be great to meet you and be able to have a face-to-face visit.

  3. Wow! You have a lot on your plate. Olga sounds like such a good story.

    Plus, you’ve hosted this blog hop for all us other writers. Thank you for that and for sharing over these weeks.

    Leanne Ross ( & @LeanneRossRF )

  4. Leanne,
    I’m really enjoying writing Olga’s story πŸ™‚

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It’s been great learning from you and the other writers.

  5. Ruth,
    Thanks for running the blog hop. It has been fascinating not only reading others posts but actually writing my own. Have you been to the desert? If not maybe you need to come down here and do some research?

    • Janis,
      You’re welcome. I’ve gained many benefits from organizing the blog hop and I’m glad it has been helpful for you too.
      Your questions about the desert made me smile πŸ™‚ I’ve never been to Arizona, but I have been to the Kalahari Desert, which is where Cecile’s Christmas Miracle takes place. I wouldn’t mind going back!

  6. It seems all writers are as busy as me! Thanks for sharing your WIP, and thanks for asking me to join the tour. It’s been fun, and I would love to join your next one, so just let me know. πŸ˜‰

  7. Best of luck with everything Ruth. Your twitter manual sounds very useful

  8. You are one busy lady. Stay healthy!

  9. No wonder you couldn’t continue the hop. BUSY. I’ll have to start my own but this has been a wonderful new experience for me. Thank you for your generosity and awesomeness, Ruth!

  10. Thanks again for hosting this blog hop, Ruth. It’s been a fun experience, even though I just figured out yesterday how I was supposed to submit my links πŸ˜›

  11. Susan,
    Bravo for persevering and figuring it out πŸ™‚ I’m glad you joined in. It has been fun getting to know other writers and learning from you all!

  12. I’m intrigued by your Twitter Manual For Writers. There are so many social medias out there, it’s hard to keep track and send content that is worthwhile to followers while drawing readers.

    Thanks for hosting the blog hop! I loved meeting fellow writers.


    • I’ll keep you posted on the Twitter Manual. A publisher asked me when it’s going to be done – they want to purchase copies for all their writers! Back to work I go πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you were able to participate in the blog hop!

  13. I too am intrigued by the Twitter manual…..and so happy to be working with you on the Wedding Planner Series!!! Thanks so much for this wonderful blog hop!

  14. Thanks for putting on this blog hop Ruth. I’m looking forward to the Twitter Manual for Writers. It sounds really useful.

    Have a blessed day. πŸ™‚

  15. I’ll join the chorus too Ruth, and thank you so much for organizing the blog hop – it was a blast! And I too a looking forward to reading your books and the Twitter manual. May God bless the work of your hands!

  16. Sara,
    I’m glad you were able to participate. I’m just about ready to send my Twitter manual out to beta readers. Thanks for your encouragement and blessing.


  17. barbara Boldt says:

    Looking forward to more of your work. Have enjoyed reading your works so far. Can’t wait to read more on olga, Anne and Cecil.

    • Thanks, Barbara πŸ™‚ I’m working on a story about Heather right now – the lead character in the San Francisco Wedding Planner series. Then I’ll get back to Olga’s story.

  18. I’m glad you joined in, Lynn. Thanks for sharing what you’re learning about finding balance in your life.


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