Wednesday, January 04, 2006

No Mystery?

Looking over my 2005 fiction output, I notice there are no bona fide mysteries, where a crime has been commited and the protagonist must solve it. This interests me because I was pondering which of last year's stories might be considered for the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award.

Oh, well. While I do roughly plan what I write, much of what keeps it exciting for me is to go where the story leads. I almost never end up where I thought I would, and that suprises readers as well.

This said, with further reading, I hope to become better at steering the craft without giving away my destination.

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