Woo-hoo! Spent ALL day in a frenzy finishing book 2. The great thing about violent climaxes is that you get so caught up in them you don't want to take a break. So, after smashing out 5,000 words today I finally wrote 'THE END'.
Feeling on a bit of a high.
So, what can I tell you without spoiling the plot..?
The story's been a work in progress since last March, when I knew I needed a sequel to DEVIL'S KISS, so it's been a year, give or take. There's been quite a few interruptions as rewrites on Book 1 have gone back and ofrth but that's to be expected. There was a major bit of reworking after Xmas as there was a sense the story was going a bit off-piste. That's helped enormously and I've realised with deadlines I needed a strong sense of direction. It's been a huge advantage to be on this full time, the amount of work I put in today would have been a full week of evenings otherwise. For you all trying to write with day-jobs and families, you have my sympathy!
The story's bigger than Book 1, and that was pretty big. Likewise the first draft is a bit longer, just knocking on 70,000 words, which seems a natural length to me. It keeps the pace, I hope, fast and furious. What I want to write are pumping page-turners, something you'll blitz through because the stories don't hang around to admire the scenery.