Great news, dear readers!
As I mentioned previously, I was having troubles reconciling some plot issues between parts 2 and 3 of A&TA, and was ready to scrap large chunks of my outlines. In addition, my father passed away recently-- along with being one of my biggest fans, he was a huge inspiration for much of my life. His death hit me fairly hard and for the past couple months I haven't been trying very hard to write.
Well, on my way to work today I discovered a song by Judas Priest that I had never heard before, a bonus track called "Prisoner of Your Eyes" that was added to the 30th Anniversary re-release of Screaming for Vengeance. There's nothing earth-shattering about the song itself, but some of the lyrics gave me a mind-blowing epiphany. I now know how to reconcile those pesky plot issues and everything looks to be able to fall into place!
Along the same lines, after a recent conversation with my boss I have no more reservations about working on the story while I'm "on the clock" at work. So the words should start flowing more freely now.
Part 2 will see Adam growing (and struggling with) his powers. Meanwhile, cheerleaders are being attacked in their beds in the middle of the night-- by a vampire? Adam will need to come to terms with his powers and once again come to the rescue before it's too late.