On Tuesday this week I started writing the new Sophie Anderson book, Coming Home. Check out my YouTube video to see how it looked after 24 hours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLG7C0Wzb7I

As the voting deadline got closer, a clear leader began to emerge for my first question: What sparks Sophie to investigate her brother’s murder? And it seemed that option A had it: After 28 years with no abductions or murders similar to John’s a young boy is abducted (or found dead) in very similar circumstances.

My personal preference would have been the second option (a similar murder in the US) just because I felt it was the most complex and would give me greater scope as I moved forward with the book.

Having said that, I still had lots of fun writing the first chapter! The chapter’s not quite finished yet (well, I wrote a first draft on Tuesday and haven’t had a chance to do any work on it since) but I hope to finish it off tomorrow.

I also drew the winner of the first chapter competition – Taina. You can see that at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urlw4ypXDYc However, I’m afraid Taina may only get the chapter 24 hours or so before everyone else, as I’m running a little late. First week on the job and I’m lagging behind…not good. Still, I can always ‘owe’ Taina a free chapter read for chapters 2-12.

Don’t forget, I’ll be posting chapter 1 and the questions/voting for chapter 2 at 9am (Aussie time) on Monday 14 December. Mmm…I better get editing/writing!

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