Anyhoo, I almost always end up in a book store with a coffee shop. So, I took my laptop with me, not with the intention of typing, but to go over what I’d done the past week, which went incredible quick.
Armed with a Grande white Mocha with lots of whipped cream (I know, naughty me), I perched in a corner of the coffee shop and inspected my literary achievement to date. I was rather pleased with the opening that is not a prologue, but sort of a short story that is freestanding and independent of the dramatic thread of the story with lots of character revelation. Much like the opening in the prequel: Whisper of Lies.
Of course, I’ve linked it to the core (goal/central idea of the novel) of the story with the aim of relating it through the plot, major conflict(s) and character interactions.
Then as I read along, I had a whopping idea to enhance a certain part that will create serious tension between the two main characters.
What will happen is, while on a well-earned holiday with a girlfriend, Lavina will bump into… gosh! I wish I could share it with you….