This segment introduces the hero, Alan MacKerrie, just as he’s left the ER where he tried — and failed — to save the first of the killer’s victims. This is his first contact with his next-door neighbor, Phoebe.
2448 words, posted a bit late Thanks to the folks in chat who jumped into the word war — got my 1500 there, to add to the words I’d already done for the day. Ended up with a nice number, an afternoon to just play around with research and maybe some revision plans, and a nice, tense scene. This is … Continue reading →
Had to happen sooner or later. Stress, e-mails lacking in anything resembling good news, and some serious worry. Still got about a thousand words, but that’s half what I wanted. Still, I’ll stick to the plan. Do some revision this afternoon. Maybe write some more tonight. … Continue reading →
I may write later tonight, but I discovered that I needed a break. I was starting to get burned out — don’t want to do that. … Continue reading →
Linda Howard’s Now You See Her — very well done; this one much more a traditional romance, and thus less likely to appeal to men, but it did a great job of blending psychic and suspense elements, and the ending was … er … killer. What this means, by the way, is that Sheila Viehl has really good taste in … Continue reading →
It’s going well. I haven’t had a huge amount of time to write; some days are just like that. But I’ve hit the flow of the story pretty well each time I’ve been able to sit down with it, and I’ve manage to cover a lot of ground. I have to quit for a bit now, but I’ll come back … Continue reading →
It’s a long chapter, so I’ll post part two now, and then part three later. It’s broken up into about equal thirds. I’ll note that the chapter seems to come to a satisfactory end at the end of this section. I’ll also note that in the third section, …. well, things don’t work out as Phoebe anticipates.
And just for fun, here’s a teaser — the first 1200 words of Chapter One: … Continue reading →
Research done for the night. Add Jennifer Crusie and Welcome to Temptation to the list of books read. Technically, this one is more of a comedy with hot sex and murder thrown in, not really a suspense. It has a murder. It doesn’t have much in the way of fear and tension. The corpse, for example, has clearly been attacked … Continue reading →
I finished the outline and the proposal yesterday, but decided to skip writing on the novel in order to read some more. It was worth skipping. I got most of the way through the Kay House, an excellent paranormal suspense titled Touching Evil. Structurally, it’s a mainstream novel — multiple points of view; heavy emphasis on the suspense; light touch … Continue reading →