Agh! I’m now at 3000 words when I should be around 15,000! And it’s not getting any easier. Why didn’t I pick an easy one, like a James Bondish type book or something along those lines? Instead I had to pick to do a suspense novel! What was I thinking!
I’m still grinding away, though, as I try to figure out how to ramp up the suspense. That’s the hardest part, I think; how to get from here to there. In a mystery, it’s by clues, but in suspense and thrillers, it’s by getting the character in deeper and deeper. I read somewhere that a mystery starts with death, and the thriller ends with it. So that’s the angle I’m working, but how to keep the suspense up until the climax is the hard part I’m trying to learn to do.
Hopefully this weekend I can churn out a bunch of words!