mystery · women's fiction · writing

Mixing things up a little … or a lot

I love this post.

It speaks to me on so many levels, but initially because I’m in exactly the same boat: mixing Women’s Fiction with Mystery.

I’m starting the new year with two truths about my writing: (1) I finished the first draft Ride to the Altar in late December 2017, and (2) it’s a mess. A colossal mess. One of the reasons it’s so messy is that it’s two unlikely genres mixed together, Women’s Fiction with a hint of Mystery. I know, […]

via 2 Tips for Genre Mash-ups — Linda W. Yezak

doubt · editing · new book · revision time · traumatic · writing

It’s great … REALLY!

So, how’s the book going? 

Okay, yep, it’s going well.

That’s great.

Well, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.

Yeah?

Heck, no, it’s an out-and-out lie.

Really?

It’s not great – not in the slightest. There’s nothing great about it.

Aww, what’s up? 

Too many inconsistencies, says she with the red pen.   It adds depth … and mystery, say I.

Too much exposition, she says.   It’s Story-TELLING, I say.

Too slow for a thriller, she adds.  Well, I can agree on that point.

There you go. A silver lining.

Yeah, because it’s not meant to be a thriller – so why does she think it is one?

Ah! Point taken.

It’s only one opinion anyway.

Exactly!

No-one that matters, really.  Not any more.

Hmm, are you sure?

Yes, I am.

Well, okay then. 

I’m plodding on regardless.

Good for you.

She knows nothing.

So, it’s going great, then?

Absolutely!

 

Such is life!

Thanks for reading 🙂