(this was an author’s note from my musings during Emperor’s Addiction on 08/21/08)
Suspense involves a lot of elements. Killing scenes and love scenes I’ve mastered perfectly. (A little bit too good on the love scenes, huh, LOL.)
But the action scenes have been a challenge for me for a while.
The best action scene I’ve written is in Stealing Innocence when Onyx and Lethal entered the house and Onyx took that guy out with extreme prejudice. Dropped him like a bad habit and didn’t blink. Then there was the warehouse scene where the bad men were shooting up a storm with the kids and Kimberly.
I liked that one.
Although that the scene where William fought with the killer in Stone’s Revenge was pretty good too.
I mean when its involved in killing I’ve been surpriseningly and scarily pretty good too.
The Hearts have always been an action family and they’ve been a good outlet to write. But these darn action scenes are so damn detailed in this book because I’m dealing with more than one Heart at a time and they’ve all got drama of their own that weaves around main story line.
This makes it more complicated and harder to write.
Or more like exhausting. Can you just imagine having all these big strong overwhelming men in one room all taking and doing things?
That’s how I feel and that’s why i’ve been slow at posting things because I have to take them one layer at a time so I don’t feel so damn overwhelmed (especially when dealing with King and Lethal.)
thank you for your patience with me and no, you don’t have to check out Expedia deals to Detroit. I’m fine.
I’m currently trying to get this story out theway and concentrate on my conference.
Plus, i’m re-editing His Substitute Wife… My Sister, which I think will be my next paperback in 2009. I’ll release it exclusively on Amazon on paperback and see how the sells go. It’s a big book and i’m going to trim it down some although I think the story is just wonderful. I might even break the story up and go from there. That’d be fly… oh yeah, now that I’m thinking about it and writing about it, I think I’d be just perfect.
Can you tell me where I could possibly break it up at though? and then I’ll need a subtitle for each part. Help a sister out.
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