So do I. Starting soon after I learned to read, I became immersed in books, and only swam to the surface to eat and sleep.
Later, when I slept over at my cousin's house, we would curl up on her bed and compare notes about the book we were reading. She liked to read mysteries. One night I noticed her close her book and get a far-away look in her eyes.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Deciding what is going to happen on the next page."
"Are you always right?"
She shrugged. "Some of the time, but it gives me a really good feeling when I outsmart the author and come up with a better solution than the one in the book."
I'm plotting a new romantic suspense, using my cousin's technique. Weighing the what-if's, so to speak and wondering if my solution to the crime is too cut-and-dried?
Nothing new there?
What if the Game Warden really did do it? He found the body, and the Vic's daughter has suspected him all along.
No. If he's the murderer, he can't be her romantic interest.
What about the pesky newspaper reporter? Is he really just after a story? Does he have something to hide?
Then there's the Vic's cleaning woman. Her unemployed husband is a jealous type.
Had enough plotting?
I have, and think I'm finally ready to write Hook, Line and Killer so you can lose yourself in another romantic suspense.
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