And it’s time to change that up. That’s been my struggle with drafting a new Mercy’s Embrace novel. Elizabeth and Admiral McGillvary are together—hooray! But happily-ever-after does not a story make.
So for this year’s NaNoWriMo I’m going for lighthearted gothic. And mystery. And thriller-adventure. And, yes, romance too. Because after all, this is Elizabeth and Patrick.“It’s only a draft” I’ll be telling myself as I write. But after a long hiatus—can it be five years? —it will be wonderful to work with these beloved characters again. And a few new ones, like Ronan McGillvary’s villainous mother, the Contessa.
If all goes well, a new Mercy’s novel will be in the works. It’s about time, right? And then I won’t be a One-Trick-Pony writer any more.
I’m in for one intense month. Wish me luck!