Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's A Suspense...I Think

I'm pretty sure. Last night and early this morning before I went to bed, I played around with my new characters. I'd tried writing them as a short contemporary and something felt like it was missing. You may remember a while back I tried to start a suspense but kept writing myself in circles. Again, something was missing.

Early this morning, I thought I'd try to combine the elements of both. As I sat writing about my new hero in the suspense situation, it felt right. I got some great ideas and was able to write myself OUT of that circular route I had before. That gut feeling I've learned to trust told me I've finally found the right direction. Now I just have to remember how to write a suspense since it's been a year and 10 months since I worked on one!


Kerry Blaisdell said...

Excellent! It's always great when you solve not one but two problems, especially if you can do so by combining them. Good luck!!

Lexi said...

Yes, Kerry, and so far it's sooo much fun!

Tez Miller said...

Try reading suspense novels - maybe that'll help you remember how to write them. You come across as a romantic suspense writer, so try the latter works of Tami Hoag - but not her re-released early work. Not my cuppa tea.

Have a lovely day! :-)

Lexi said...

Tez, I actually picked up a Suzanne Brockmann because I know I LOVE her work and she ALWAYS inspires me.