Hello, guys. I am going to be starting a new project as I take a break from Mystics (I am just at a stand still on the 3rd draft, and need a break from it for a while.) I have a shorter story in mind (We'll say 30,000 words) that I am going to work on as I take a break. This story is a spiritual sequel (or maybe prequel) to Mystics as it takes place within the same story universe but does not have any cross-over characters (I might do one). I don't even have a plot thought out yet, just an opening paragraph and a half-put-together main character, but I do have a story goal. Here is my opening paragraph. 'A lipless and gumless face, exposed teeth, and ceaseless drooling, the reflection in the mirror showed a Glasgow Smile that no surgery or makeup could hide. This would be my face for the rest of my life. Weeping, I covered my eyes and said, "Why did he not just kill me?"' - As we know I have five things I need to figure out before I start plotting. Lead: Nerium Lavender (all I have is a name). Objective: Find the owner of a strange ring and return it to him. Conflict: ???? Knockout: ???? Situation: Having had her face mutilated. - I am missing some parts that I need to spend some time figuring out. I will say that this story will be much 'lighter' in terms of content and language when compared to Mystics. This will be an erotic horror just like Mystics; however, this will be more of a Romance story vs. Mystics which is a story about self-discovery.