I'm working along on the sequel to Black King Takes White Queen and have come up to an expected twist in the story that will test Romney and Ivy's relationship. These will be difficult chapters to write because Romney's rage will be off the charts and Ivy's despair will be below sea level. They will literally be torn apart when there are so many other things going on in the story that require them to be firmly united and working together.
These are precarious times for the black King and white Queen on the chessboard of their life. The black Knight and white rook have been joined by the black rook halfway through the novel which further complicates the moves they can make. The two rooks will bring some rays of light into Ivy's life as she struggles to find her way back to a husband who is consumed by fury and on the verge of throwing away everything they've worked hard to achieve in his single-minded drive for revenge against the man who may have succeeded in destroying his Queen so that he's lost her forever, which is his greatest fear.
I have two weeks to work on this novel before setting it aside to write my 2016 NaNo novel. Don't know how far I'll get...we'll see..