With that I finally have a title that ties in (pardon the pun) with the overall theme of ‘ties’ and the dichotomy of holding safe (protection/security) and holding captive (confinement/restriction) they imply. All that before the background of Skanian society and their belief in knots and braided lives and social safety nets.
Other than that I’ve been researching police training, deciding on names for secondary characters and generally fleshing out the plot line; I put together a desktop for the new book and am working on the playlist. So, a bit of disjointed dickering everywhere, but not an unproductive day. I like it when I can feel the haze take shape and coalesce, when plot is motivated by characters, I can see the theme running through everything and get an idea of the mood of the piece.