I’ve been taking notes for awhile now, setting up an outline and figuring out back story at the same time. It took me forever to get to it today, but once I did, the ideas started floating up out of the ether. It’s like magic when that happens, and it’s one of the rewards of writing, one of the reasons I keep going. Sometimes I question these ideas (“Really? Where did that come from?!”), but for the most part, I have a private little smile, and thank the part of my brain they came from.
For instance, who knew that Gabe’s editor was once on Wall Street – it sets her up as the perfect person to know one of his secrets, and to help him with it. But it also fits. Can you imagine having a former wolf of Wall Street (erm, not the Leonardo Di Caprio or Gordon Gecko kind so much, thank you) working out book deals for you?
I pondered names for awhile, and came up with Andrea, which led to…well, I’m dating myself here, because it reminded me of Andrea (ON-drea) from the original Beverly Hills 90210. So why not name his editor Ondrea? Her friends call her Onnie. I like it. We’ll see if it sticks, or if something else come up out of the mist to replace it.