Monday, July 28, 2008

My Life’s a Mystery

I feel like I fell off the end of the earth. That is in large part due to the fact that I can NOT get on the internet. I spend the whole day lamenting about my emails… and then my husband wants to play WoW – he jiggles some wires and presto, the internet. Only by that time it’s late and I don’t want to talk to anyone (or write as the case may be) because I’ve spent endless hours tearing my hair out working on this revision.

Actually, um, I haven’t written anything, per say. I know, I know (!!!) it’s been two weeks, what’s wrong with me?


A lot.

While I’m trying to work out the twists and turns of how I need to redirect this novel, I realize just how not in to intrigue I am. Why I even wrote a novel with intrigue is beyond me. I certainly didn’t mean to do it. And I knew I needed some help. BAD.

In these past two weeks I’ve read 10 mysteries. Mystery is not a genre that I’m drawn to. It’s okay and everything – but I like my books with super hot guys and lots of kissing. And Mysteries tend to have dead bodies. Hum.

I’ve enjoyed them, yes. But they were more for research than anything else. I found myself picking apart the “clues” as I read, figuring out “who-done-it” and discarding the red herrings. And now I feel more confident to work out my intrigue.


Sort of.


  1. I do romantic mystery that way I have both lots of kissing and dead bodies.... lol

  2. That's funny. I love chic books.

    The book....such a pretty fat by the girl who wrote bitter is the new black, is great!

  3. Oy. I do not envy trying to work out different, well...writing stuff...he he...I'm so eloquent, I'd be real good at it, (not ;-)

    Hang in there...and don't pull out too much hair. :-)

  4. Well, I guess between all the dead bodies and mystery, you'll have to have some heavy make-out scenes. You know that's what I'd like. haha

  5. i love suspense novels...i like books by terri blackstock

  6. Dead bodies our hot guys? You’re right, I’m going to stop reading mysteries for a while and find some of those juicy stories your reading. Good luck with the writing, I know it’s hard to get those creative juices going once in a while.

  7. Mysteries, huh? That's probably good research for ya. I hope it really helps you kick butt on the revision!

    When are you getting your internet?!?!

  8. internet woes are very frustrating. i do most of my "interneting" at work since my home connection is sporadic at best. :)

  9. Ah, you'll find your intrigue--I'm sure of it. But yikes--I can't believe you just moved halfway around the world!! And your sanity appears to be intact. Amazing.

  10. It's been quiet for a while! I hope you're getting through the revisions and life is going well for you on the other side of the world!



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