Ryan and Essie is going to get a new cover and The Prince’s Ball has a slight world-switch. I’ll detail those soon. But I promised to explore a bit of mystery in my plots, so I’ll do that here.
For the record, I’ve usually found mystery a genre worth little attention. At times, I’ve even thought of it as remarkably boring because it emphasizes plot (the mystery and its elements) over characters, love stories, adventure, philosophy, or any other type of situation. In fact, saying you’re reading a mystery is just saying, “I’m reading a book with a, like, plot.” Even if the characters have quirks or relationships, they are only for developing the mystery. The characters don’t exist independently of the plot’s needs. Of course, all my stories have mystery because they have things for the characters to find out. Characters who know everything already are like people who do—insufferable.
Because plots are the skeleton of a book, not its flesh and blood, I hadn’t thought of that element as singled out on its own. But I’m aware a lot of people read this way. So I’ll clarify that yes, mystery is important to my work. It’s just not the only thing. Facets of Fantasy, for instance, has 5 stories and every one has a strong mystery plot. Each world holds a secret inside it that the characters uncover. But I don’t call it Facets of Mystery because that’s not the only reason to read the book.
And there will be more updates
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, Star Wars fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.