The Promise of Writing Yet Another Chapter


When it comes to most aspects of my life, I’m an impatient sort.¬†Yet when it comes to staring down an idea until it finally pops, I’m an absolute Buddah! Why the ego separation? For one thing, I love writing. Love plucking just the right word to complete¬†a sentence.Love binding concepts so that one idea flows effortlessly into the next. Love allowing room for the plot to unfold without use of my midwife skills. (This I mean in the most general of terms since I’ve never been in the health care field!)

Although I can’t read other mysteries when I’m flush into writing my own, I have no problem listening to suspense novels while I’m driving back and forth to work. In that environment, I can anonymously observe the twists and turns of a well-plotted story. Then, armed with the proper tools to employ in my own manuscript, I can go deeper, flow faster, and capture the essence of yet another chapter.