As I said in my last post I'm halfway through the writing of this novel. And today I figured out who, why and where. I've had my eye on this suspect for awhile, but now I'm sure. At this point I'm glad to know. I often know earlier than this, maybe at around a hundred pages. But knowing halfway through is very respectable.
Someone said he thought I didn't know who did what until the very end and then just picked the most likely killer. Or tossed a coin, drew straws, picked a name out of a hat. No. That's not the case at all. It's important that the killer turns himself into me by now because it will help me shape the rest of the book.
That doesn't mean it's clear sailing from here on in. There'll be other problems to work out. I don't know what they'll be right now...I just know that they'll happen.