Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Between Books--Writing Them I Mean by Marilyn Meredith

I should be heaving a sigh of relief--my next Tempe is finished and by the time this appears, I'll have fixed the first set of edits and will have sent it off to the publisher.

I'm in the middle of my blog tour for Crushing Death, which takes time and attention.

However, I have an empty feeling because I'm not working on a book. I don't even have many ideas for one.

It will be the next in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series and there are some loose ends in the characters' lives that I can pick up and use to weave into the plot. But the problem is, what plot?

The method of murder for A Crushing Death came from an author friend. Once I did some research to find out what that was, I was off and running. The ideas came tumbling in.

Anyone want to make a similar suggestion to me on how to murder someone? I've used all number of ways--the usual gun fire, several stabbings, a head chopped off, overdose of prescription meds, building collapse, and illegal drug use--and I'm sure other methods that aren't coming to me at the moment.

What would you like to see happen to a specific ongoing character?

What kind of crimes do you think should happen in my small beach community?

Am I asking too much? Probably, but I need all the help I can get.

I feel weird and yes, a bit empty, because I don't have a work-in-progress.

Any ideas you'd like to share?

Marilyn who is also know as F. M. when it comes to Rocky Bluff.


Linda Thorne said...

I'm thinking maybe a poisonous arrowhead, but that would be another type of poison, or some sort of attack of bees that are purposeless directed to a specific individual.

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

Ah, interesting ideas!

MollyLikesMovies said...

If someone is already allergic to bee venom, and you have access to their gear, gaffing their atropine shot so it's useless saline when they do get stung by bees would do it, and wouldn't show anything wrong.

And there's the ever popular fishing while drunk (at least it seems to be popular around here).

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

Another great idea! Thanks for suggesting it, Molly! Not sure about the fishing while drunk one, though it too has possibilities.

Morgan Mandel said...

When you least expect it, inspiration will strike. Like when I can't remember a name, then all of a sudden it pops into my head when I'm not concentrating on remembering.

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

You are right, Morgan!