I need to do some serious rewriting on the first six chapters of my newest book. It is lacking a certain “je ne sais quoi.” Well actually I do know what. Not enough conflict. My problem is that I like all my characters too much. I am attached to them, and I don’t want them to suffer. (more…)

I have come to a decision point in the story for book IV, and I am a bit flummoxed. There is a character, who has been with me since book I, one of the good guys. I feel as though we have been through a lot together. But now, in this early battle scene. I know that someone has to die, to add to the dramatic tension. But this guy? I really hate to kill him off. (more…)