Okay, so cats don’t always land on their feetI know that better than most.
Since rejoining the Pride, I’ve made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I’m working harder than ever , though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on and off duty.
But not all my mistakes are behind me. We’re beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing human women, and that they can all be laid at my feet–two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear…
I spotted it at Target yesterday and couldn’t be more happy for Rachel!
My protagonist, Beri, has very personal reasons for tracking down the monsters. This week, I wrestled with a monster of my own.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed writing it. Quite a bit, in fact. I expect I’ll get better at it, too. But, this was a whole new way of writing for me. I’ve written different books in different ways over the years but my first Beri book was finished in one long rush. I’m talking ROUGH draft. It had a couple of fits and starts in the beginning, but once I figured her out, the story nearly wrote itself.
Then, I went back and layered in the emotion, the setting, and a lot more dark stuff since my roughs tend to be dialogue heavy.
So, with book two… I had an idea for it and had worked on a chapter then dumped it. Did that again. And uh, again. But this time, I needed to have more than just an idea of book two. So… I locked myself in the office and did what I always do when I need some inspiration. I pulled out a stack of research books and got busy reading. Funny enough, when the idea for the true identity of my villain came to me, it wasn’t out of any of the books. I read something that triggered a memory and then came that wonderful A HA moment.
So, now I’m excited about the book. I wrote three chapters this week and while they are a little dialogue heavy like all my first drafts, I feel they show what I plan to do with book two. I turned it all in.
So… now the wait. Is anyone else holding their breath???