My characters have nothing but bad luck :(

Word count from  67,245 – 69,560

Today’s count 2315

Ughhh, things seemed to be going so well. And yet here I am  with my two favorite characters now suffering even more tragedy.

It isn’t fair 😦

And it really isn’t going to end well… It seems that no matter how I want to write this,  they dictate their own path… a short summary of what is happening. For anyone interested.

PS, this is a sub-story going on while the main plot happens. 🙂

Admiral Octav and his long time friend and bodyguard Chace were out celebrating, food and a few drinks in a bar that they had never been in before. Octav didn’t like the look of his dinner, so Chace ate it instead. Only to find out later the next day that he’d been severely poisoned with a genetically enhanced killing agent. While on his deathbed and with no emotional barrier protecting his feelings for his commanding officer Chace and Octav realize that they’ve been fighting the truth for too long. But their relationship would be very complicated. Octav is married, Admiral of the fleet and Second in command to House Niakrex. Although things are left very tense time really isn’t on their side.

At the moment. I am struggling with this. Too much conflict easily resolved. I think this one might stretch on to the next part in the series. So, will he  or won’t he die?

Big question…

I am however, really enjoying the moments that they’re spending together, they’re so touching. 🙂

I am hoping this weekend to get well onto the 80k mark. Wish me luck…




Wow!!! where did that come from?

I’m stopping the writing for tonight.

Word count from 61,519 – 63,118

Today’s count 1599

I’m taking a little time today to blog because my characters decided today that their lives would take on totally different path. I guess thinking about what I have written already so far that this tension has been building. Although I didn’t want to acknowledge it, they were ready, so I had to listen.

I am still in shock and awe that it happened tonight. 🙂

Without sending out too many spoilers for this novel and for the TSK TV  series as a whole. I will say that I am not adverse in writing or having any of my characters be ‘gay’, and in the TV series one of my most favourite episodes is ‘Rimono’s story,’ Written by my good friend Steven Kogan and edited by myself. And I just love it. Because it is real and exactly how I envisioned and see the characters involved in the world I first imagined.

When the opportunity arose tonight it just sort of felt natural and right for these two characters (Octav and Chace) to finally admit that they do indeed feel for each other. Will they be able to come to terms with it and their situation in the story… I don’t know. I kind of hope so and I hope that I do them justice.

I have around 20k to still write for this, there is plenty of room for more surprises. I do admit though that this is one of the nice ones.

Thank you goes out to my muse, and to those who inspire me day in and day out to continue on with this project.


A very happy Dawn x X x