So it wasn’t surprising that I had new thoughts about the direction of my career while driving home from Magna cum Murder (one of the best fan events around). Seven hours of epiphanies.
The main one is this – I love, love, love writing multiple points of view, which I discovered while working on the first of my doll collecting mysteries. A little nervous about exploring a new area, I only had two different povs in the first book—Gretchen’s and her mother’s. The next book had more. To tell you the truth, I’m having trouble controlling an urge to add too many. I have to rein in my eagerness. A plot becomes very complex when viewed through eyes other than those of the protagonist and at times I feel horrible lost. But then it all comes together.
Once I have more time, I’m going to try a stand-alone suspense novel. In the meantime, I want to push the fourth doll book even closer to the edge of cozy mystery and into suspense where life is a little scarier. What do you think? A shower scene perhaps?