Tuesday, 2 December 2008

New Mystery

Getting the inkling of a new story. It started yesterday and I've scribbled a few notes. Another mystery - paranormal/psychological again. I'd begun to worry I had dried up, but this idea is exciting me like The Bookseller did.

But this time there's more to worry about at this stage. I confess to being a lot more ignorant about the writing process when I started The Bookseller. I didn't give a thought to tense or tone, I just wrote it. Rightly or wrongly, I relied on instinct. This time I'm trying to do more prep. At the moment I don't really have a story yet, just a few notes about events I want to happen and a nebulous idea about the resolution.

It's going to be all about paranoia. That's definitely my favourite stomping ground. Someone thinks they're going mad, the things happening to them make no sense, but once they change their mindset it all falls into place. This time the protagonist is a woman. I think. (Like I said, it's still early days)

7 comments:

Lori said...

It sounds good, Sandra. I hope it turns easily into what you want it to be.
Also, could you make the Tales from the Slush Pile icon clickable, leading to the other blog? I have this one in my Favorites and I want to get to the other easily from here.

Tracy said...

Glad to hear you're inspired even if you're still waiting for news. Happy writing. :-)

Sandra Patterson said...

I'll try Lori!

Thanks, Tracy! How is your writing these days?

Tracy said...

Plodding on, Sandra. Plodding on. ;-)
I still haven't looked at the first thing that received all the agent feedback - trying to make sure I look at it with totally fresh eyes, so it's still gathering dust.

I'm trying to write something else - a YA urban fantasy. Getting there but feel a tad unfocussed.

Sandra Patterson said...

Unfocussed - boy, do I know what you mean!! Maybe it's the time of year.

Sandra Patterson said...

Lori, I've managed to embed it in my full profile. If you click on View Website it'll take you straight there.

Lori said...

Great, Sandra. I can go there from the profile. It makes the whole navigation thing more seamless.