‘Emissaries’ has been mentioned a few times in past posts. It is, what we consider, our first novel and our ‘pride and joy’. It was our first real joint idea and is largely (if not wholly) responsible for the creation of L.M. Towton and our pursuit of a writing career.
To give some background; the two main characters were first created as supports for others. As time went by they became more and more prominent (and almost demanding) with new layers constantly being added to each of them, that it became obvious to us that they would much rather be leads than supports.
They have become almost…in fact…scratch almost, they have become little beings of their own. They seem to do and say things we don’t actually want them to, and more than once I have cried for my (Loz’s, Michelle doesn’t do tears) half of the pairings’ pain.
Cut to almost five years later, and these two now have their own series in the works. With over 30k words written for book one and the basic plots planned out for the next… Oh… six? It’s safe to say ‘Emissaries’ is our primary WIP.