So I’ve been reading Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys and drinking delicious Czech style Far North Queensland beery goodness. He somehow makes a story about a spider god’s dumpy son into a fate-of-the-world battle of wits. Made me wonder if I could up the stakes a bit in Last Resort, and yup: sure can. Don’t need to change much, just tweak it slightly, and suddenly the Big-Bad just got a lot more believable AND scary. It also ties this book into the over-arching series a bit more.
So, my point: not being able to do a lot of writing for a few days can sometimes be a good thing… provided that you still have your brain on the job. And tasty tropical beer.