I’m sick today but ultimately this week I plan to start working on Max’s story. Max’s background developed nicely actually while I was listening to Celldweller and on the way to San Francisco for the YNOT Summit.
Where Derrick left espionage, Max is still a spy. I can almost guarantee that I’m pulling a ton of inspiration from Burn Notice, the hit series about a Burned Spy. Only Max won’t be burned, but he and Michael Westen will share a lot of characteristics. And problems. Particularly with the love interest issue, only we’re going to ramp things up. Including the sexual tension.
I’ve been a big fan of the show since my significant other grabbed the DVD series form the Library. So while most of Derrick’s story takes place in Miami, there’s a reason for it. But with Max, I’m going somewhere else with him. Not sure where yet. I may default back to Albuquerque, NM or I may try to send him to Hungary.
Are there mountain lions in the Hungarian plains?
Guess we’ll find out.
Max’s love interest however will be a challenge to come up with. Not so much that she’s not already developed. I know she’s also a spy, I know she will comfort Max’s most terrifying nightmares. It should be interesting developing her further.
Regarding Derrick and Sonja’s untitled story, I’m about halfway finished with a first round of edits. Suggestions for publishers? *g*