supernatural and writing
In writing news, I wrote 5 pages of the Loch Ness book yesterday, and added a few paragraphs to the fifth Riley. I'm slowly creeping forward with Destiny's story, but it's becoming a page by page revelation. I currently know what's going to happen in half the sixth chapter, but beyond that is anyone's guess. And some of the revelations in the fifth chapter did catch me by surprise--which is totally cool. I started this story with an image of the opening scene, a vague idea of where I wanted to go, and little else. And it's such fun uncovering all the little plots and sub-plots as the story goes along.
Have I told you what the Loch Ness book is about? Probably not. It's the story of Destiny, who wakes up on a deserted Oregon beach beside a dead man. She's naked, has obviously been in some sort of fight, and the man beside her has had his heart shot out. She has no memory of who she is or where she's come from, and the story is about her trying to uncover her past and what is going on before the police and her hunters capture her. And of course, there's the hero, a thief who wants the ring she carries and who is reluctantly forced into helping her.
I'm hoping this will be a two-part story, because our hero, Trae, is carrying secrets of his own, and I think his story should also be told. And there's really not a whole lot of room in this book to retell his tale. But, I'll have to see what happens. Bantam have left their options open when it comes to the third book in the latest contract, which is why I'm writing the fifth Riley now. The third book (which ever one it is) isn't due until next year, so if I can get the fifth Riley finished, I've got time to play around with possibilities for the second Loch Ness book. And time is a good thing--as Penumbra proved, I don't do well under pressure.