I'm still editing Book 2 of Just Lucky, but I'm also giving a lot of thought to the plotting of Saving Atlantis. This is going to challenge me more than the four novels that came before. In all those cases the plot just came naturally and the sequence of events followed smoothly with little actual conscious deliberation. Not this time; it was flowing that way until I realized I had the characters behaving in an unrealistic way.
Whether the story is fantasy, paranormal romance, regular romance, science fiction, a western, or anything else, there are certain decisions or actions human beings will make in certain situations. Writing a plot line that ignores those almost certain responses is just no good.
This book will show what kind of writer I can be. Hopefully it will show a positive evaluation.
As we come to the end of 2016, I wish to make a suggestion. If you are one of those that make New Year's Resolutions (I never have been) I ask that you resolve to read more. If that includes one of my novels or stories, all the better. But resolve to read more—more fiction, more biographies or histories or memoirs or even educational books. Just read.
Finally, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. May God bless you all this week and in the coming year.