I'm all geared up for National Novel Writing Month in November!
The weather has turned. It's dark and cloudy - the gray sky dotted with the yellows, oranges and reds of the mighty trees, standing proud yet knowing they're about to stand as naked sentries through another bitter winter.
Fallen leaves blanket the parking lots, sidewalks and dying lawns.
Perfect planning weather for a nice murder mystery.
This year, I'm going to write in a new series, as opposed to previous years in which I continued to write in the Masked Rider series.
I've got my murderer, my victim, my motive, a couple of clues, and a few red herrings. I've got to flesh out my characters - all of them are brand new to me.
I'm also trying something new in the POV department - I'm going to switch between two characters throughout the novel, both will be first person POV.
I'm also going for a little darker, a little more serious than any of my other work. Will it stick? I don't know. I keep thinking of funny lines and there's always a sense of humor that comes through my work. Will it punctuate the seriousness of my character's problems or make light of it?
We shall see...