I’ve spent most of January working on my social media accounts, finishing up my website, and entering a couple of short story competitions. Now that all of that is done, the way is cleared until April for finishing up the first draft of The Lost Daughter.

I realized a few weeks ago that part of the problem I was having with the pacing of my book was that I had yet to get my two main characters — Hades and Persephone (or rather, their counterparts) — into the same scene with each other. I had all this great driving backstory and plot going on and my Underworld lovers had yet to lay eyes on each other.

Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious, eh?

I went back and reworked my plot structure and figured out how to fix the oversight, which gave me a wonderful opportunity to introduce how Hades’ mind works, why he and Hekate are just not going to agree on a few things, and to introduce that first moment of eye contact that says I remember you. I logged just over 1500 words tonight — that’s good for someone who is a painstaking, word-agonizing-over writer as I tend to be.

Hello, Underworld — how I’ve missed you.


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