I’ve now broken 20K words in Taking Chase. Tonight I’ll write a big emotional scene between Cassie and Shane – and that’ll lead in to some other emotional stuff for Cassie. The middle of the book is a big emotional obstacle course for her but she’ll survive. She’s a survivor.
This book is about a woman who was nearly killed by her ex husband. I used to work with domestic violence survivors and their children as a legal advocate at a shelter. I wanted to write a woman at some point that encompassed the best parts of some of my old clients. Strong, scared perhaps but they never lost hope. This story isn’t about her being a victim of DV, but her being a survivor. She’s moving on and now she has to learn to trust. And it’s hard – especially when the man is big and bad and wants to protect people like Shane Chase. This is an issue. They both need to learn a lot.
I cheated and stayed up extra late the last two nights to finish Fistful of Charms. I’m not sorry. I LOVED it. I’ll do a review of it later on. My parents are here and things are insanely busy.
I hope everyone is planning on a great weekend.