What this story needs, they whisper excitedly, is a love interest for William.
Enter Salome, the lovely long-haired calico.
Of course this plot element conjures up more tension between William and his archenemy, Mao. And it gives me reason to bring in one of my lifelong favorite things in the world--a batch of KITTENS!
Never thought I'd have so many animals in this story, but hey, they have become an important part of the plot.
So if any of my beta readers are reading this, what do you think? More feline tension? More animal interaction?
Feel free to post your comments below!