You may be asking, “What the hell is FIRST fear, Marcy?”
Let me tell you a little story. I had a life-changing experience recently.
One Saturday morning, I sat in a high school auditorium, listening to two attorneys discuss their world-famous case.
Tears clogged everyone’s throats as we heard the brutal details how the Klu Klux Klan’s murdered some innocent people because they hated the color of their skin. This event has all the makings of a great novel or movie: intense conflict, public outrage, and justice in the end.
I love me some redemption.
I don’t want to give away the rest because I’m superstitious. I want to write it before I hear others’ opinions.
As I tried not to bawl in public, I could picture each scene in my head.
No, I’ve never written historical fiction before, but YES, I’ve written four mainstream novels that have won several awards. I’ve also written one screenplay that finaled in the Austin Film Festival’s Pitching Contest.
So, I don’t suck.
That whole day, I was energized and hungry to start writing.
By the next morning, it was a different story… [Read more…]