Our weather in the Midwest US has been so lovely this week! I’ve struggled to stay inside and work but gave up on everything last Saturday. My husband and I spent the day running around town. I even took off a lot of Sunday. I’ve not taken off that much time in a row for weeks.
I needed the break. After going over The Very Best Man for its rerelease, Surplus, the fourth book in the Nova Scotia Murder Mysteries needed me. I’m almost done with chapter three and while that doesn’t sound like enough, there are only twelve chapters plotted. My only hang up is the murder is a stabbing, exactly what happened in Pleasures. Does it bother anyone else when a murder mystery series has too many of the same kind of deaths? Appearances is going to have a unique murder, Rage is a bit predictable but not a stabbing, and Honeymoon? I don’t know how I’m killing that random character.
Creepy, isn’t it? Such fun, though! Being a writer is the best job I’ve ever had. The boss, me, is a bit of a hard ass, however. Never letting me goof off outside or anywhere else, really.
A quote for #MondayBlogs
“Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak.” – August Strindberg
Villains. Who doesn’t love defeating a good bad guy? Who doesn’t love seeing a bad good guy struggle with his inner demons?
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for Undesirable, planned release is July 4th, the characters for The Very Worst Man have already started giving me their witty one liners. Their quips bubble to the surface like those mud volcanoes shown on the Science Channel. Snippets of mean things run through my brain from the bad guy soon followed by clever retorts from the good guy.
I should probably stick to talking about Undesirable, book two in my Oregon Trails series. I should talk about how Sam and Marie deal with a huge confrontation that’s happening in a few thousand words. Maybe blog about how fun it will be to write an emotional reaction and how the event spreads ripples through their little community. I should do that with the subliminal message of “Buy my book.”
However, Alexandra and Hayden’s story is nagging me to no end. The Very Worst Man picks up a little of where The Very Best Man left off, though both are stand alone. There’s been some, what, critique? Complaints? Suggestions? Requests, maybe, to have a bit of a WWE smack down on Dave and Jane’s part. That’s not the kind of people they are, and yet anyone is capable of anything and it might just be fun to write a courtroom fight scene. I’ll have to see what’s boiling up from my creativity’s depths.