Friday, March 29, 2013

I'm Gonna Write You A Love Song

(picture taken at Black River Plantation where Hell Swamp is set)

Easter is Sunday, a time to remember and be grateful for all of the blessings God has given us. Most of us can easily list plenty of them. They may be blessings of health, wealth, family, friends, or having married the love of our lives.

As I head out to my sun room to work on my next Logan Hunter Mystery, I find myself sipping coffee and thinking about all that my wonderful blessed life has given me: far above-average health for my age, a wealth of family (my two sons are magnificent!), true friends, and a husband who's loved me for over 45 years.

While I am writing mystery, I find that in this particular book (tentative title is Sticking Point) my two main characters keep wandering off in search of all the blessings and love that I have in my real life. And I want them to find it.

Isn't it amazing how our characters take us where they want to go? After all, I hold the keyboard in my hands, but they always win. Mind you, I'm not complaining. I love character-driven stories! Maybe this morning, two days from Easter Sunday, I can weave the mystery and love story together like a beautiful basket, and my characters will solve the crime and fall into each others' arms as I softly close this book.

Authors, what are your current struggles with writing? Do your characters rule?
Readers, what do you hope Logan will do next?

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

I hope you can weave the two together.

Have a wonderful Easter, Susan.

Susan Whitfield said...

You too, Diane!

randi lee said...

It's great that you have so many things to be thankful for in your life, *and* that you are aware of them. So many people take things for granted. Glad to see that you don't!

Susan Whitfield said...

Thanks, Randi. I hope you do as well.