Between the next Devlin Group book and the novella I’m also working on, I have more plot threads to keep track of than Pippi has freckles.
The novella’s a paranormal romantic suspense, which is a nice challenge for me. But it’s yet another story line which doesn’t allow for the hero and heroine to already know each other. :gaah: (Like with Kiss Me Deadly and In the Spirit. Oh, and Interstellar Sparks. I wish somebody would remind my muse it’s easier to handle the romantic arc in novella length if the couple alreadys knows one another.) The idea really excites me, but I’m struggling with the execution. Most writers probably end up at some point wishing they can hand the story over to another author and say, “Here. You write this kick-ass story and I’ll just enjoy reading it”. Or maybe they don’t and I’m a freak. I don’t know.
Anyway, the DG book… :bang:
After working on a western kind-of-romantic-comedy while going through some hard personal stuff, pulling out Gallagher’s story made Ezmerelda cheer. “YES, let’s blow some shit up!”
But in the rereading, it started breaking down. The plane crashed because some guy shot the pilot. (I say some guy because I had no idea yet who he was.) But since Gallagher flew that military top-secret stealth helicopter in 72 Hours, there’s a good chance he can fly the company’s own Bombardier jet. Gallagher says something while the plane’s crashing, however, that has ramifications throughout the entire story. If he can fly the plane, he probably won’t say what he says and the whole thing unravels. Holy crap.
And that’s the first ten pages.
Then you factor in encouragement from the husband, like…”How are going to top a toilet tank lid?”