I set myself something stupid today--the seemingly unattainable goal of editing my prologue and the first 5 chapts of Storm. BUT. As my DS is away in daycare today and my DD away in kindy all afternoon--just maybe I can catch up with myself.
I also reread HOT SHOT by Suzanne Brockmann--my very favoritist author in the whole wide world--and looked at escalating beats of tension. I must be cognisant of the fact that tension has to rise. If I kill somebody in some horrid fashion early on--how do I up the tension after that? It isn't just with the action either. It has to be be escalating tension between the H/h. The stakes have to go up and the ending must resolve the romance and the mystery.