Unholy Desire

stacks of paperWhen I began UD, I had no idea it would be so difficult to write. After all, it’s  shorter than my other novels, but I have some of the same problems. Even though I’m a plotter, I still doubt a scene’s placement: should this or that event go here or there? Then I stall, worrying about it, and I can’t continue until I’ve worked it out.

I know all the so-called ‘experts’ say to continue on, to ‘fix it’ later, but that doesn’t work for me. I must have that relieved feeling about something I’ve just written in order to continue and concentrate on the next scene.

I’m on the home stretch, though, and can make out those magical words, ‘The End,’ not too far ahead. I’ll get there, I will, I will, I will.

I'm a novelist, short story writer, and I currently serve as CEO for L. Cooper Press, a service for writers. Thomson-Gale bought one of my novels, With Full Malice, for their 5 Star Mystery line, then Harlequin WorldWide Mysteries bought the mass market paperback rights. I lead a novel critique group in Redlands, CA, so if you're in the area and writing a novel, join us: http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Novel-Writers-Workshop/ When I can't attend, Amy Fletcher leads the group. You can always contact me through my websites: www.brendahill.com www.lcooperpress.com

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