Excitement reigns at the beginning of a new book with plot ideas, character development, and settings furiously being committed to paper (or digital documents). The initial momentum carried me well into planting and solving clues in Millicent Hart’s missing persons case. That excitement also led Scott into three other cases for which the main characters and plotlines have been developed.
Eventually though, the initial momentum faded when the to-do list acquired a high concentration of editing, reworking scenes, and filling in the gaps. Those of you who write, whether professionally or for personal fulfillment, may also have experienced this slump. Perhaps it’s a major contributor to the untimely death of many projects.
But after a brief break I am re-energized, and Detective McGregor is back at work!