First, the old. I am off for the next four days, so I plan on launching a full query assault on the agenting world over the next few days. They query letter is where I want it and I think it’s time for me to put it out there and hope for the best. The one thing I haven’t completely nailed down is the title, but I’m sure I’ll come up with something before I start my flurry of emails.
Now, the new. I have officially begun the rough draft of my new contemporary fantasy set in Nashville called Wielder of the Soul. In this novel, a modern-day knight employed by the Catholic church hunts and slays demons infesting Nashville, Tennessee. He is very good at his job, but when he saves a young woman from a grizzly death, his life takes a dangerous turn and everything he owns, including his own soul, is put in jeopardy.
I’ve started this one a bit different than I have my other novels, opening with big action scene rather than starting with character and moving into action from there. I wanted something that would reach out and immediately grab the attention of someone reading and I think I’ve hit it on the head with this one. Hopefully, the rest of the novel will go just as well as the beginning has and I can have this draft finished by the end of July or so.
So, here’s the progress on my Nashville-based contemporary fantasy, including a soul-wielding Knight, his rather incompetent guardian angel, an amnesiac love interest, a giant Catholic priest, and loads and loads of creatures from Hell: