Ruthie Mayhew's worked with Vincent Cook for more than five years. She always knew he had secrets, but she had no idea they could be this deadly.
What is it?: At this point, probably a short story or a selection of scenes without a novel, rather than a coherent novel length story. The reason for this is that the whole idea of "Identity Crisis" (and, indeed, Ruthie Mayhew and Vincent Cook!) started out as a throw away line in one of my fanfic stories - I needed to invent a couple of novels for the characters to talk about and after I got done, the idea behind IC intrigued me, to the point where I now want to tell the story!
What genre is it?: Crime proceedural/thriller
Who are the main characters?: At this point, I have just the two characters named in the summary above, Ruthie Mayhew and Vincent Cook. Ruthie is a woman in her late thirties/early forties and is a CSI in eastern PA. Vincent (sometimes Vin, never Vinny) is a man in his mid thirties and is a trace technician who works with Ruthie on many of her cases. There will (natch) be some bad guys in there and a cast of characters for Ruthie and Vincent to interact with in the lab, but at this point, the bits of the story I have haven't let me define them yet.
Is this intended to be a serious attempt at a novel?: Not at this point. For one thing, for me to really do this justice in a professional capacity, I'd need to do a tonne more research than I necessarily have time for. It's more a writing/character exercise. Of course, who knows where it can go once I've got it started...!
Will you be sharing this stuff?: Yeppers. As things get written (and get to the point of coherence), I'll be posting them up here for comments and general feedback. The tag will be IC.