Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What Slays in Vegas

Happy Tuesday! I'm just getting ready to sit down this morning and write the ending to What Slays in Vegas. It's the story of the one demon that Lizzie didn't annihilate in The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers.

Whoops. You didn't know she missed one? Neither does Lizzie. But that's okay because Shiloh is only a half-succubus and she has plenty of problems without Lizzie and the biker witches on her tail.

It's been a really fun story to write. Last spring, an editor at Kensington approached and asked if I'd be interested in writing a novella for the So I Married a Demon Slayer anthology. Of course I said yes because who wouldn't want to write about demon slayers? I wanted to do something related to my Accidental Demon Slayer books, but not necessarily a direct tie, so Shiloh came into being.

The poor thing is under a terrible demon boss. Nobody respects her and she couldn't even get slayed the last time because she has too much good in her. Nevertheless, she's doing her best to channel her inner demon. In fact, she's helping to re-take Las Vegas for the succubi when she has a wild night with a guy who has a few secrets of his own. Their powers mesh in a bad way and she wakes up the next morning, married to a demon slayer. Talk about one heck of a hangover.

Now he won't give her an annulment (and a release of her powers) until she helps him take down her boss, who happens to be the demon ruler of Las Vegas. It's been a blast to write and I can't believe I may even finish it today. It just depends. I never know how these things will work once the writing session starts. I tend to go super slow in the beginning of a story as I think of each step and build up the plot. By the time the end rolls around, I'm more like a kid with a stack of blocks. I get to have a blast knocking them all down.

Off to write. Wish me luck. And watch out for those demons in Las Vegas.


Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I like the sound of this one :)

Sharon S. said...

heehee, have fun.

Elie said...

This sounds great Angie. Can't wait to read it. Happy writing.

Angie Fox said...

Thanks. This morning was fun. Turns out my demon and her slayer were intercepted on the way to the finale by a character who needed his say (don't know why I didn't think of it before) so tomorrow will be the big finale. I'm going to be sad to see this story end.

Sharon S. said...

does it have too? who says a short story can't become a novel.