WIP: Work in progress. WIP it up Wednesday is a hop where writers share portions of the project they're working on with readers. I really like the idea because it allows me to share something that's still in the creative stage as well as work behind the scenes as a prompt to keep me writing.
The manuscript I've chosen to share is tentatively titled "Lessons in Love." It is about a wealthy business owner who believes in helping his executive admins using politically incorrect, H.R.unapproved, and therefore clandestine, Domestic Discipline techniques. Since DD isn't for everyone, he does tend to go through admins rather frequently. However, he also makes sure if they choose not to work for him because of his unorthodox management style, that they are given another suitable position in his company if they wish to stay, or a handsome severance package if they choose to leave.
Pam Weston has worked in Robert Peterson's company for nearly six months as a temp when she is reassigned to the President's office. She has caught glimpses of Mr. Peterson when she temped on the executive floor, but she never expected she'd be summoned to work for him. Pam has a criminal record and a murky past, which has made her practically unemployable, and yet now H.R. has assigned her to work for the president of their company, and after her first day she suspects working for Mr. Peterson will be a very different experience.
The next morning, Pam went straight to her desk and pulled out the Hemley file. Seconds later, Krista approached with a wink.
"How did it go last night?" Krista asked, pulling up a chair to sit beside Pam.
Pam wondered how much the other woman knew. "How did what go last night?"
Krista grinned. "Mr. Peterson was not happy when he heard you considered skipping lunch and were still at work when I left. I figured he probably called and read you the riot act. What time did he call?"
"What time did he call you?"
"He said circumstances prevented him from calling me right away, so I got two more hours."
Krista's eyes opened wide. "You were still here at eight thirty?"
Pam nodded. "Yup. And, he wasn't pleased."
"I bet. He's pretty strict about overtime being pre-approved."
Pam drew back. "I wasn't planning to put in for overtime."
Krista shook her head. "Nope. He won't allow that either. If he catches you fudging your time card, you'll discover the hot water you thought you were in last night was actually tepid in comparison. What's left to do on the Hemley file?"
When Pam Weston was ordered to report to the CEO of Peterson Enterprises she had no idea her new boss had hired her specifically as his next pet project, so she took the assignment suspecting he would fire her before the end of the day. Recognizing a prison record rendered her unemployable by most companies, she worked hard and kept a low profile. Except, working as an executive assistant for the CEO was about as "high profile" as any job could get. And working for Robert Peterson in particular would present Pam with challenges she never expected.The novel was accepted by Blushing Books and is scheduled to be published on January 27, 2016
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