I have been writing the scene I last described for House of the Apparently Dead. I've brought Julian from being completely undone by the supernatural stuff he saw to being his old Man with a Plan clueless Alpha male self. I'd like Anika and Prince, his valet, to have more influence into his plan. Hopefully, I'll get some inspiration on that. But this is working out nicely because Julian's plan will drive the action for the citizens of Charleston in the next few chapters.