Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Time to Plan Another Mystery

One thing I can say honestly, is I'm never bored.

I just sent off my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery to the publisher so now it's time to plan another Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. At this point, I only have a few fuzzy ideas buzzing around in my head. I want to do something in the mountains, but not sure exactly what or how.

And at the same time, I need to be thinking about promotion for the other book.

Of course I have plenty on my calendar as far as book promotion is concerned.

In fact, when this post comes out I'll be on my way to San Luis Obispo where I'm going to give a presentation to the Night Writers about Writing and Sustaining a Mystery Series.

The following week, along with my husband and daughter, I'm headed to Las Vegas for the Public Safety Writers Association's conference. I'll be teaching at the before conference workshop, and I'm on two panels, and moderating another, so it'll be a busy time. Plus, the best part is seeing old friends.

Our annual family reunion always in August had to be canceled, so instead two of my daughters, their husbands, hubby and I are returning to Tehachapi for a mini vacation and see things we missed on previous trips. Tehachapi is the setting for Spirit Wind. 

So far in September I have nothing planned, October is the big Great Valley Bookfest in Manteca.

I  know other opportunities will arise, but any time without plans is writing time.

What plans do you have for this summer?



Jackie Houchin said...

Not sure about the above... advertising?

Any way, I was interested in just WHERE you start in planning a mystery - with the characters you already have, with the settings, or with the crime?

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

I also decide where it will be, then try to decide on the crime. That's where I am at the moment.

Morgan Mandel said...

I'm a little behind with matters lately, but just noticed the weird comment on the top and deleted it.

Anyway, great that you were able to revisit the setting for Spirit Wind.