Sunday, March 10, 2013

Why I Keep Writing

The answer to the question of why I keep writing is not because of the money. You would certainly wonder why I keep at it if you could see my royalty checks. I don't have a big name--and never will despite my efforts to get it "out there"  as they say.

I do have other reasons or I wouldn't keep doing it.

I love writing. I enjoy the process of thinking up plots, jotting down ideas, figuring out who will die and why, and who wanted the victim dead--always more than one person. How can I make the plot different from any other I've written? A hard question, but fun to answer.

Most of all though, I love my characters. They seem real to me and I am involved in their lives. The only way to find out what happens to them is for me to write the next book.

Anyone who reads my Rocky Bluff P.D. series knows that it is as much about the characters--maybe even more so--than about the mystery.

In my other series, the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries, I dearly love Tempe and her husband, Hutch. My goal is to figure out some crime or murder that will get both of them involved and if I can throw in a pinch of Native American lore, I know I'll come up with a story my readers will love.

No, it's not easy, and sometimes it feels like work--but it's work I enjoy.

If you haven't tried one of the Rocky Bluff P.D. series yet, why don't you try Dangerous Impulses? It's not necessary to read this series in order because each story is complete--what continues on are the lives of the characters.

To buy:

 http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Impulses-Rocky-Bluff-P-D/dp/1610090608/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362669281&sr=1-1&keywords=Dangerous+Impulses





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