Need some ideas, good people.
I’ve just started the first single novel [as distinct from that saga] and am stuck already.
The only way I can do these things is to just start writing and see where it goes. Had no idea what it was going to be but it seems there are four main people so far.
Robert Seydar, close to 40, gave up a tech biz in dotcom and bought a small island off the UK coast [not specified]. He farms it on the poor soil but also runs a haven for businessmen who don’t like … er … complications. His wife refused to go there with him and when her trust fund money came through, she went back to mummy and daddy. His former part-time secretary went with him and they’ve developed the island together but his loyalty is still to his wife who turns him on still.
Melissa Seydar, in her 30s, former secretary, living mainly on a trust fund daddy has been dipping into, has turned bitchy and high-fashion, without a clue really, loves horses and daddy has stables high in his half acre with two horses.
Col O’Brian, the father. Mechanic, has made a packet but has also lost a packet, knows Seydar is coming to make a last play for his daughter to go with him, sees it as a time to come clean over the trust fund being almost dried up.
Chloe [someone], the former secretary, works the island with Seydar, sees her future with him, even if he doesn’t, follows him by train from the mainland bay which links to the island.
In the showdown at the family home, MS turns on her heel from RS, goes up to the stables, he broods and then follows her up there, finds her on the floor with her chest kicked in – quite dead. The other three all had plans [unspecified].
That’s where I am. Any wild ideas where it could go? Would like to have a train death in there somewhere or a train meeting.
Genre probably romantic/erotic thriller. [I can think up the first part but not so much the thriller.] See it as being either one of two novellas or a novella and two novelettes.
All plot devices adopted to be acknowledged in the book. Realize you don’t wish to give away your own ideas for your novel but if you have any spare ones – dot dot dot?
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