I'm not the kind of writer who can refrain from writing for long periods of time without getting antsy. During the last three weeks, I started making notes on Book Three in The Lake Series, which now has a title - You Know How to Love Me, after the old Phyllis Hyman song.
A few days ago, after I wrote the opening of Chapter One, the creative juices started flowing and ideas for the story began popping into my head. I spent yesterday morning doing research on a few things.
Book Three is Chelsea's story. If you've read Book Two, you already know Chelsea, Breelyn's other BFF. Chelsea has an interesting backstory, part of which is her affinity for black men. Since she was in middle school, Chelsea has been honestly attracted to the melanated male, much to the chagrin of her ultra-conservative father who is a pastor in the Southern Baptist denomination.
I think I've decided on a character role model for the male protagonist. His name is York Burgos, and I think he's gorgeous.
I won't tell you yet how these two meet, because I'm still working on that. What I will tell you is this couple's relationship is going to cause fireworks in the small town of Eufaula, Alabama, and it's not because of the racial difference.
The secondary characters haven't materialized in my thoughts yet, but this Fall readers will get to find out what's going on with Tangie and Reese and Bree and Pierce.