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I remember the days when the words just flowed out of my mind and into my fingers typing at the keyboard. I remember when I could have a novella written, edited, and published in three months. A novel, slightly longer. Where are those days? Where, I ask you?

I haven’t written since before I went on vacation. I spent last week catching up on work, dealing with a computer problem and working late one night. Yesterday, I spent all day on my house and working on Vacation Bible School stuff. And I’ll be teaching at VBS all this week, so it will be late nights for me. And I can’t write during lunch because that’s when I work out. *sigh*

Writing used to be easy. I’m wondering if this WIP is giving me more trouble because the plot is more complicated than my usual work. Am I just burnt out? Am I scared this WIP won’t be up to par? Am I just extra busy with no energy left for writing? All of the above? Only The Shadow knows. (Some of you younger people might not get that, LOL.)

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Although my plan is to write on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for now, I wrote about 1200 yesterday during lunch because I’m having a problem with my foot, hence, no exercise. The story is coming along nicely, but I’m having a bit of a dilemma. Without giving my whole story away, I’ll try to explain. This book, which was originally going to be a paranormal romance about a ghost, has turned into a horror novel. The ghost has become a secondary character instead of one of the main ones. The sheriff has become the main male character/hero of the story. And that’s the problem. There is murder and mayhem (of the supernatural type) going on in this town. I haven’t quite decided if the WHOLE town is in on it, including the people the heroine likes, or if there are a select few. Due to the nature of the horror, it makes more sense for the whole town to be in on it. But, then, what about the sheriff? What about this man who is basically good? If he knows about what’s going on, doesn’t that make him an accomplice to the atrocities being perpetrated in this town? Of how much would a reader be willing to forgive the hero? There’s something that has to do with the sheriff’s brother, so that might make him have to know SOMETHING. I just don’t know how far to go with his culpability concerning the events. What do you think? Can you forgive the hero of a lot or just a little? What if he felt he had no choice? Should the heroine forgive a sheriff that KNEW about the murders and who was committing them? So many questions!

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