So my second MC now has a name and a bit of a backstory. I have an inkling of an opening scene, well, more than an inkling – I just have to figure out which POV is going to be best.
In the meantime, I have researched Santa Cruz some, deciding that this will be where the story – no, the book is set. I think calling it a book or a novel is probably better than calling it a story. Gives it more weight. Makes it something more concrete.