So the books I've been writing for the past three, going on four months, Statues (as it's called at the moment) has come to a bit of a standstill for me. Today I sat down and thought about how I was going to edit Chapter Two after recieving some revisions, only to think about the idea of a new direction of the writing. Now I'm stuck, because both of the plot ideas are nice, but nothing is truly sparkling for me. I'm sure it's not clicking because my head's a jumbled mess right now, but I'd like to kind of figure out which would be a more creative, inventive, or just interesting way to go with this. So here's the two plot ideas I've got rolling for this. Plot idea one: After chapter one, when Lillian leaves work to drive to Portland for an interview, she stops at a local restaurant for some brunch (because she's got an extra hour or two before the interview). During the munching, she connects with a friend of hers, but it turns sour when she sees her friend reading the paper with the picture on the front of a vampire attack, one that affects Lillian more than it should. It's later discovered she's so affected by vampires and their presence because she lost her lover to a vampire attack two years ago, and it still hasn't healed over for her. Plus, Ryan, her friend, had been attacked recently too. She heads over to Portland for the interview, learns about another recent attack in the area, and it pushes her to pass out after she discovers a vial of blood in one of the backrooms, prompting her to wonder just what was going on at this place. Plot idea two: After chapter one, when Lillian leaves work to drive to Portland for an interview, she heads straight there, only later in the day, so it's during club hours. Admist the loud music and everything she gets pieces of the conversation, but instead goes into a back room with the interviewer to hear them better. During her look around the room she discovers a small vial filled with blood, which prompts her to pass out. Basically the first one cuts out the restaurant at the beginning, that's all. I don't know why, but I'm unsure of that staying there. I know what happens later, but it will be influenced by this point, and I'm unsure where to go from here. Any suggestions?