Feeling very good today. This weekend I've made real writing progress on the Nocturne book. Worked out a key scene, thanks to my friend, author Norah Wilson, that had to do with transmission of the strange disease that confounds Maggie. I layered the plot with more emotional conflict and I have that wonderful, excited feeling about this book.
It's really coming together and if I can get the rough first draft done by next week, before I leave on my work trip to Jamaica, I'll be happy.
I read an interview a while ago with Karen Marie Moning in which she said she uses emotion to drive the plot forward. I made a note of that and try to employ her tactic while writing. Action-packed plots are great, but layer them with emotion and rich character development and you've got a story that gives you that wonderful feeling inside that says, "Hey, it's jelling!"