Catching up

Walking around in Savannah last Saturday, there were dogs everywhere dressed in costumes. It was so adorable! Turns out it was “Wag-o-ween” where people bring their dogs in costumnes and trick or treat around Savannah. Really cute!

Sorry I haven’t posted in so long but as usual, it’s been difficult to get Internet while I’m in Georgia. I do have a Blackberry but for some reason, I couldn’t log in to my blof in order to update. I’ll have to figure it out.

I did manage to get writing done even though I was busy painting a fence and doing all kinds of domestic things. A lot of the writing process lately has been internal – figuring out the story arcs and internal conflicts of the characters. They’re much more complex in Sudden Heat than in the others, as I’ve said I’m dealing with issues of life and death and that causes me to dig deeper even than in the others of the series. But I’ve finally got the rest of the storyline in place with just a couple of spots that I need to sort out internally and then I can write to the end. I must say, it’s never been quite the struggle in the past as it’s been with this novel. I suppose all I can say about it is that in the end, it will be really good!

I’ve also found a writer whose work has a good influence on my writing. His name is Qui Xaolong, a writer originally from Shanghai who now lives in the US. Currently I’m reading one of his Inspector Chen murder mystery series, Red Mandarin Dress Inspector Chen is a remarkable character, very sympathetic and a man who really loves and respects women, so he’s a winner! I’m really looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Just a warning: there are some grisly scenes with murder victims and descriptions of meals prepared while the little critter is still alive. Not for someone who will get upset by these images.

Anyway, as always, thanks for visiting my blog and I’ll write again soon!


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