Life’s Pathways

I’ve just finished Chapter/Lesson 2 in the James Patterson Teaches Writing Masterclass.

I’ve also been searching for tips and inspiration for writing murder mysteries. I used to think I wanted to write romance novels. The hot, steamy kind!

Then four years ago, murder found me.

My brother-in-law was murdered by a family member… his son. Then one day we got a surprise phone call—DNA revealed that the person everyone thought was his son, wasn’t his son at all.

No one saw that coming!

I discovered real life can take as many turns and twists as the fiction novels I love to read.

If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I’d have become a forensic specialist of some kind. A profiler, psychologist… something. At 62-years-old I finally realize what I’d like to be when I grow up, my pathway. Since I don’t want to take on a college degree at this age, the next best thing for me is to write about it.

I just can’t get enough of this stuff. After the murder, I found I love to read murder mysteries and watch crime dramas on television. Thus, I’ve found my genre. I’ve decided to immerse myself in it and put together my own book(s).

My big picture goal is to write a trilogy. Then I’ll see where it goes from there.

My first project to help me get started is lots of research, self-education, and to go through James Patterson’s Masterclass for writing fiction. I’ll let you know what I think of that…

Hey… it’s a start!

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