Last night over many beers, my Lesbian Lover and I were sorting through the various hiccups I’ve been dealing with in my plot. At this point, I’ve sent out about 8 or 10 query letters to agents, garnering 2 very polite rejections. But, I have been concerned about certain bits of the plot just not being satisfying. The choices the characters make are in alignment with their personalities- their choices make sense, but there a couple of times in the first and second acts, instead of a sense of justice and “rightness,” they instead create these “meh” moments. There was also a lot of secrecy that wasn’t really serving anyone.
So, in this terrific bar that LL is convinced is run by vampires, we figured out how to tweak that. Ultimately I think the changes will make the Pack more interesting- more of a girl gang than a sorority. It will make Lexie more useful to them right off the bat, and it will give Lexie a reason to hide her relationship with Archer from them.
For the next week or so, then, I’m hanging up the query slingshot, and am picking up the chisel and sandpaper. I got some more work to do, puppies.