word for it but it has come to its conclusion. I'm so very happy about it, too. It's the sequel to my novella The Darkest Midnight in December
and the short story, Snowbound
to be found in the DSP anthology Necking
. In fact it picks up just a few days after Snowbound
It's going to be a rough edit because, hey, nano novel. It was written in a flash for the first 50K and the last nearly 40K took much more time. I have a great affection for Caleb, Agni and Temple and if they care to tell me another story, I'm listening.
It's also a lot of work because it's set in 1930s Pittsburgh and believe it or not, it's rather hard to find stuff on that time period that isn't related to the Steel industry which has zero bearing on my story. It's also hard to keep the 30s lingo going through it on the first draft (and probably equally hard not to overdo it in draft two).
Of course I have some characters who have changed their names a half a dozen times and I'll need to weed all that out. That'll drive me batty.
One of the more interesting things I'll need to deal with is Temple's father. He starts this a complete and utter bastard but he wants to be a little more forgiving than that. He is certain a man of his time with all the prejudices that come with it. Being a Knight Templar with all the religious self-importance that carries is another hurdle. I would like him to be more multi-faceted so I hope I can work on him. His son, Leon, had none of his father's potentially redemptive qualities.
The other is the handling of Temple would take over this novel entirely if I let him. He is going through a lot of trauma and is the newcomer to the established partnership of Caleb and Agni. He's not sure if he belongs or if he'll destroy their relationship. A threesome is hard to handle at any rate and Temple coming into for some of the wrong reasons and carrying scars makes it harder. I'm not sure if I've given it the right closure or not.
Hopefully, I'll get some help besides poor evil_little_dog
since another set of eyes would be helpful. Obviously I hope DSP adds it to the series once I get it in less embarrassing shape but I do know that a historical urban fantasy that features a threesome is probably a hard sell.
I finished last year's nano novel today. Well finished is a