The second book in the series, Southwest of Love and Murder, is months from release.I really love my creep of a bad guy in this second book. This villain is the exact opposite of my cultured bad guy in book one. But I encountered a problem with his language. I'd nearly finished the book when my lack of honesty smacked me up side the head. By tempering his language, I was holding him down, keeping him from his full nasty potential. I'd never written some of those four letter words. Comically (as I see it now) I made up some words to keep from using the real ones. Yeah, funny. Once I stopped that nonsense and let my character speak his mind, his full nasty self took over. Much better for the story.
I'm writing the third book now and venturing into a whole new villain - female and politically dynamite. My challenge is to let her have her rein and become the bad dudette to her fullest potential.
Although I didn’t start out to write romance, I’ve found all good stories have to involve complicated human relationships. I’ve also learned, no matter a person’s age, a new discovery is right around every corner. Whether humorous or serious, straight contemporary or suspense, all my books revolve around those two facts.
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