Thursday, December 16, 2010

Planning a New Mystery

I just finished a Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel, as yet unnamed, and I am working on the editing which includes reading a chapter at a time to my critique group.

Mundania Press just sent me a contract for the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery which will come out during the fall of 2011 which I do have a title for,Bears With Us.

This means it's time for me to write a new Tempe. I do have some ideas floating around though I haven't written anything down yet, so that's next. I need to come up with someone to kill (see, criminal minds at work), who would want that person dead--and preferably, more than one person with a good motive, interesting characters who I haven't written about before, though I do think Nick Two John should play a bigger part in this offering. We'll see, not sure how I'll do that.

In any case, things are beginning to float around in my head so the next step is to start taking notes.

Wish me luck--or perhaps inspiration might be a better word.

And while we're wishing, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.



Maryannwrites said...

Good luck with the new book, Marilyn. I really like this first part of the process when I find the characters and figure out what is going to happen. That's when the imagination really kicks in. Interesting title, too.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Maryann, I really do like the planning stages too.