My work-in-progress — #5 in my five-books-in-a-year! — is a Copper Lake book, but it’s more closely tied to a previous book than usual. Copper Lake Encounter‘s heroine has connections to Anamaria Duquesne, from Scandal in Copper Lake, and CLE ties up some loose ends from SICL.
Which can be a bit of a problem when I hadn’t read SICL since before it was published nearly four years ago. So I set aside the computer, dug out a copy of the book, along with a pad and pen, and started reading.
I rarely read my books after they’re published. Partly it’s because I already know how everything works out, partly because I’ve read it so many times pre-publication that I’m sick of it, and partly because there are so many other books to read.
But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this book. There were incidents I’d forgotten, character quirks (like Anamaria’s lawyer jokes) and little things I could use/tie into the new book. Rereading it adds another layer to Nev and Ty’s story.
And a cool coincidence: a minor subplot that I just tossed into Copper Lake Encounter has developed into the basis for Sophy Marchand’s story. I’ve been wanting to write about her forever — at one time or another, she’s dated just about every Copper Lake hero, lol, so it’s time for her to end up with her own.
How many lawyer jokes are there? — Three. The rest are true stories.
What do you call 25 lawyers buried up their necks in cement? — Not enough cement.
Why won’t sharks attack lawyers? — Professional courtesy.
What do you call ten lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? — A good start.