…….a time frame, and one chapter, I finally found the story to the sequel to Secrets & Howls. If Novel Now Finished gave me insight to its own sequel (and it did), as well as the first couple of pages, then I feel confident that it also gave me a window into two characters that featured prominently in S&I.
And I’m excited about that, because I genuinely like these characters. I’d like to get to know their story better, of how they met, how they became lovers and what led to their decision to have their relationship play out as it did. The questions I have for them run deep and I suspect that more than one surprise will happen when I finally dig in. Of course, there will be plot threads from S&H running throughout the sequel. Those threads will be tying into different time-frames that I’d set up for the world of Wolf’s Head Bay.
Some threads will be tied into a neat and tidy knot, others will serve to create more questions to be answered in succeeding books. As is my plan for my other series, I’m planning five books total for the village of Wolf’s Head Bay, with a few short stories thrown in. I have an overview of how my supernaturally themed stories tie in to each other and I think that’s why I like them so much. These stories have a kind of depth that is demanded of me, and so I throw everything into them, including the kitchen sink. 
I’m interested in seeing how this sequel turns out. One scene meant for S&H is being utilized in this story, but with some minor differences. I keep everything I write, in part because these cut bits are really good when I read them. And they got cut because, as it evolved, these bits no longer served the story. But I knew I could use them elsewhere.
And I did. And now it’s time to find out what happens next.
 Not really, but it feels like it.