The Mammoth Book of Vampires Anthology–which will have the Quinn short story in it–is also being released in America! Which is good news for everyone in the US wanting to get their hands on the story. It’s being released by Running Press and it should be out roughly the same time as the UK edition (July 08). So, yay!
Writing news–well, the muse decided to get serious yesterday, and I’ve actually hit my end of week target of 200 pages. Hopefully that means I’ll hit about 220 by tomorrow, which would mean the downhill run to the finish line has officially begun. The storyline continues to deviate from the plot, though. I had my bad guys using magic to track down their targets, and that magic was placed onto a business card handed out to said targets. All well and good. Except that for several chapters, Riley’s been finding these cards and they haven’t been on the victims. Which doesn’t make sense if you actually think about it–how are the bad guys tracking their victims with the business cards if the business cards aren’t actually on them? Easy, says the muse. The magic can simply ‘transfer’ from the card to the person. Great. Except that both Riley and the person she’s currently trying to save have both touched the card, so why wouldn’t the bad guys go after them?
The answer, of course, is that they would. Or they’d at least go after the person she’s trying to save, simply because he has vital information about the identity of our bad guys. So, yesterday was spent writing a completely new scene involving magic, zombies, a dead guardian and a terrified witness. I’m actually still in that scene–Riley’s just about to have a fight with the zombie and she’ll gain a vital clue out of it (something else I missed when plotting). Then, hopefully, I’ll get back on track. 🙂
Oh, and happy Valentines Day to those on my side of the world!
Riley 7 progress meter: