Writing Hard, Hardly Working

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers–

I’m writing hard and fast to finish the first draft of Make-One Missing–the 8th in my Two Old Biddies Mini-Mysteries.  (Make-one, for those of you who don’t knit, is a term that means to pick up and knit the bar between two stitches, thus adding a stitch to your row.)

The reason I titled this blog, “Writing Hard, Hardly Working” is that writing is so much fun for me.  I can’t believe people pay me to sit in my jammies all day and tell them stories.  How cool is that!  The most fun for me is the mind mapping and brainstorming  or free-writing for each book.  It gives me a general direction of where I’m going, but leaves the final story in the “hands” of my imagination as I write.   Sometimes my characters are in full control, and I just run after them, taking notes.

If you want to learn more about my process, check out How to Write a Mystery Without Plotting It to Death, available at Amazon.com.

Meanwhile, back to hardly working, because I know you’re anxious to see what the Two Old Biddies are up to next.

Happy Reading and Writing to you all,



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