Hello again! As I explained previously, I am going to ask for my dear readers to give me advice on some of the books I’ve been working on. I haven’t been working on anything for the past few days, just to clear my mind and see if I can continue on my own with this one I’m going to tell you about today.
This story is one I haven’t touched since October 2019, so I’d like to continue with it, but I’m not sure where to go from where I’ve stopped at. It is a science fiction/romance with a splash of horror.
It begins with a seventeen year old girl named Jenna. She has been in and out of foster homes all her life because no one can control her. She is a psychic still developing her powers (mind reading, moving things with her mind, seeing spirits, etc).
It is on her seventeenth birthday day that her powers caught the attention of the Supernatural Protection Agency (SPA for short). They found her and brought her to a protected supernatural city, placing her in a foster home there. She is calmer and more at ease as soon as she is living there.
Eventually, she meets Lupin, a seventeen year old shape-shifter who was recently expelled from his high school for changing into the form of the head cheerleader and danced around naked in class (He was trying to prove a point in doing so. One of the boys in class was telling a group of guys that he broke up with his girlfriend because she wouldn’t have sex with him. Lupin knew the boy was gay and danced as a naked girl to prove that the boy wasn’t interested in women).
Anyway, Jenna and Lupin met late at night when Jenna had snuck out of the foster home and was spray painting a brick wall (She loves to paint, it is how she expresses herself). Lupin had been out and saw her, he warned her when a police car was coming and they hid. From then on they talked and got in trouble for being out so late.
Alright, so I’ve got the characters and their backgrounds established. I left off where Lupin is grounded for being expelled and he is working in his mother’s craft shop. Jenna comes to the shop for paint and supplies she needs.
She is in the shop when a disembodied hand makes an appearance, crawling over the floor, but she’s the only one who can see it. She tries to ignore it, but it will disappear and reappear in new places all over the shop.
That is where I have stopped. Somehow, I would like for her to eventually overcome her fear of the spirits around her, but I think she needs to be scared pretty bad first. I’m not sure, I’ve never written any scary scenes before. This is where I need help.
Any advice is welcome, even if it’s not about how to continue. I’m looking forward to the comments I’ll get! I’ll post an update once I make progress on it.