I think I've broken through this murk I've been whining about. If you've been reading this blog for any length of time you may remember The Surprise Character that came at the end of Chapter 2. I wrote about how much fun that was, and it usually is. But now I believe, that in this case, she (the surprise character) was the very thing that tripped me up.
In rewriting Chapter 2 for the third time, when I came to the surprise character I heard the click and I changed the gender of the character. That was it. I think. I hope.
I know I didn't wake up depressed this morning. And even though I hadn't slept well I was able to fix Chapter 3.
I still don't know who did it, but that feels okay now.
Someone named Bullfighter left me an interesting comment on my Feb. 8th post. I thought what he had to say was worth thinking about. I keep saying he because Bullfighter referred to his girlfriend but that doesn't mean B. is a man. Still, I think he is. Who knows how much his comments had to do with me listening for the click. Although I don't think I'm afraid to get to the end, the idea intrigued me.
So for the moment I feel pretty good. I still have quite a bit to solve, other than who did it, but I have more confidence about moving forward.
We'll see. Won't we?
Listen for the Click is the title of a novel by Jon L. Breen.
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