June 8, 2011
What's up Wednesday? (AND CONTEST)
All of my downtime has mostly been spent watching TV.
Mainly procedural crime mystery type shows.
I think this is my brain's way of telling me I should to write a mystery. After all, that is where my love of reading and writing began.
See, I was a fan of Encyclopedia Brown when I was a kid. As a teen, I went to Nancy Drew, then around 17, I found Mary Higgins Clark. Mystery, Mystery, Suspense-Mystery.
I've stayed away from writing a straight-up mystery because most of the time there's a cop or PI involved, and I never felt comfortable writing the procedural aspect of solving crimes through the eyes of a trained professional. There are so many actual crime writers out there with the personal experience to make it authentic and I know I'm not quite there.
So, now I'm absorbing as much mystery shows as I can to see where my brain leads me.
I do know that I don't want to write about a Cop, PI or FBI agent, though I do have a PI in a WIP manuscript that I've stopped writing, because something isn't working there, but I really, really want to write a mystery. I think.
For some reason these words keep popping into my head: Time-Travel, Serial Killer, Mystery.
What the hell do I do with that? Only time will tell!
Oh, by the way, I'm running a contest on Twitter today. Use hastag #JNixonWW in any post on twitter and I'll enter you to win a copy of my novella Wild & Wicked! Ends tonight at 11PM!
Posted by Jenn Nixon