For those of you who don't know. My sleuth in my books is a real live detective. He's been a great character and loads of fun to take on tour. When we have a debate about plots, I always win unless it concerns the police stuff. I mean really, does it truly matter that I didn't have probable cause to arrest the guy I arrested in my new book? What does he mean I can't put the guy in jail even for one night. Sheesh! I had to take my character out of jail, find a motel room for him, and rewrite several scenes where his daughter is concerned about her dad being locked up when he's not really locked up.
I keep telling him someday I'm going to write him in as a villian...or on the days he really gives me a bad time I remind him, I've nearly poisoned him, I've shot him twice, he's torn his arm open jumping through a glass door to save a fellow female officer, and I sent him into a burning house with his arm in a sling to save three women, so maybe one of these times he won't make it out of the book alive...but then he'd proably just come back as a ghost. I think he's here to stay.
We've made it through 8 books in the Elusive Clue series together and then I wrote him into my middle grade book SECRET OF DRAGONFLY ISLAND without telling him....still not sure if he's read that one!!
Anyway, I quit for the day. I'm going to eat, watch SURVIVOR and crash. Tomorrow's another day and hopefully, I can finish the edits and send the manuscript off to New York and celebrate. I guess even if I don't get it sent off, I'm close enough for celebrating with ice cream tomorrow evening. I deserve it, I want it, I need it.