December Guest Post fo the Aspiring Author Blog
When Life Gets in the Way
Whilst contemplating this month’s Mystery Monday post, my life got in the way. Such is the existence of a struggling author. As much as you’d like to mull over your ideas and creative battles, sometimes pressing matters like a roof over your head and cooking dinner have to take precedence – that is, if you happen to enjoy things like a roof over your head and a warm dinner.
I know what you’re thinking: this is an apology post for not having a real topic for a Mystery Monday blog. And you’re not wrong… except that in the midst of all this life getting in the way, I started to think how often a character’s ‘life’ gets in the ‘way’ of the story.
I put ‘LIFE’ and ‘WAY’ in quotes because A) a character is doesn’t actually have a life, it’s imaginary and I know that and I don’t want the crazy police to come and haul me away and B) because – and this is important – it’s not really in the way of anything.