Another item of love is... well, items that have the potential to create conflicts for later story lines. (Or this one, if things get boring enough. It might be a great way to end the book and set up the possibility of a sequel, which I'll be writing whether Book 1 gets published or not.) In this case, a couple books that Jacky, as a human, shouldn't have been able to get her hands on. How did she come by these books? What exactly is in them that make them bad for a human to have? Well, I've got some ideas I can play around with.
I like having things to play with. They make me happy.
For the first time in a long time, I'm not suffering from a mid-book crisis. I know where I'm going. I know what needs to happen. I even have a general idea of how to tie everything together. Book 1 is coming along nicely, and I have high hopes of getting it done before the Backspace Writer's Conference in May.
Now I just have to decide on a title for the damn thing, and start working on a query letter, and I'll be good to go!