A Change of Plans

Note to self: Remember to update blog more often. >_< Right, so there's been a change of plans -- among other things. First off, I've decided to switch the working title for Deceived by Twilight to The Twilight Deception so as to avoid confusion with Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry novel. Just seemed like a better idea overall — and the new title, I think, hints more at the suspense side of the plot. (Yes, not only is it paranormal, it’s paranormal romantic suspense.)

Okay. Originally I’d intended to write the novella as a two-part story. The first would take place when they both met while hunting down a maste vampire who’d set up shop. The second would be a couple years later, when they discover that it wasn’t really as “wrapped up” as they thought. Yeah, I know it’s weird.

The main reason for doing this was because of continuity with Waking the Shadows; I’d only intended it as a single, stand-alone piece, so it didn’t matter too much. Except comments from readers — and very loud characters — well, convinced me otherwise.

I’m very close to the end of “Part I,” and I realised that it would be complete in and of itself. It doesn’t need “Part II.” The main concern is the level of sex in the story — while there’s an earlier quasi-sex scene, I hadn’t intended on there being anything else. Except there’s a perfect place for it to happen, that would be powerful and emotional … but that would break continuity.

>_< You see the dilemma. After talking with a few close writer friends, I eventually decided to say "Screw it" and go with what feels right. Even if it breaks continuity. I'll include a note for the people who read Waking the Shadows, but I think I need to go with what’s right for what will hopefully become a series. (Provided a publisher would be interested in a series of romance novellas around the same characters. Still not sure about that, but I’m gonna try. ^_^)

Current count:

The Twilight Deception
17151 / 20000 (85.76%)

I have the climax to finish (which is taking forever), a nice sex scene, and the denouement… and then I’m done. I figure it should go by pretty quickly once I’m past the stupid climax, as I know what happens in the next two scenes… not so much in this one. Sigh. I hate pantsing.

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