I now have completed almost ten thousand words to THE SNATCHER. The story is moving along slow but sure. I have a rough outline that I am working from, which is good. There is a lot to go into this book. The characters have changed direction on me somewhat. I wasn’t expecting that to happen, so I was surprised. It will be interesting to see where it all leads.
For those of you who have read my novels, you know I write about things I have read in the newspaper or saw on the TV news. I take the event and create a book. CREATING KATHRYN CROWN, about a woman who wakes in a city two thousand miles from home with someone else’s face, was created because I wanted to escape my unhappy marriage. Then I read in the newspaper about two women who were friends and resembled each other. They were in an auto accident. One lived, and the other died. Due to severe facial injuries and bandages, the survivor was given the identity of the person who died. It wasn’t until she regained consciousness that her true identity was established.
A CIRCLE OF MURDERS was created from the abduction of a young child in Tampa, Florida. The child was never found. I wanted to bring her home even if it was a fictional story.
THE STONE KILLER happened because I read about a woman being stoned to death in India or one of the Muslim countries because she had an affair. So did the husband, but nothing happened to him. He went on to marry his mistress.
FOR LOVE OF HANNAH was created because of all the families who have lost their loved ones to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. I wanted to let them know they are being watched over by those who have passed. They continue to live in our hearts, memories, and can never altogether leave us. Ghost do exist. I have seen them. My house in Florida was haunted by an elderly woman.
Other than writing, I haven’t been doing much else besides taking care of the fur babies and helping my sister. All these dark rainy days do drive me nuttier than I am. I need to see the sun. Ohio doesn’t appear to have a lot of sunshine. Rain and gray days, yes. Sunshine, no. I do take a break in the evening a watch a movie. I love movies, especially a lot of the old ones. I have one recorded I’m going to watch this evening, VON RYAN’S EXPRESS. It’s an old Frank Sinatra movie and a good one. Look it up and watch it some time.
Well, time for me to feed the pups. Everyone have a great week and stay safe. Remember: NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER, especially now.