Shoulda Whacked That Mole


Today was somewhat frustrating.  No word count as of yet.  That’s two days this week, so I’ll have to make it up tonight.

I couldn’t continue because two things happened.  One, a new character popped up into a scene yesterday like one of those bopping moles in that Whack a Mole game. 

But… I just loved him!  I’m ready to finish that scene but he threw the plot out of whack a bit.  In a good way, but it’s a minor setback.

Problem was, I had researched the next setting in the last part of the book and upon further research, discovered t’would not do a’toll.  Damn.

So, I’ve been researching.  All day.  I have this old book about swamps but it was written in the 70s and terrain changes.  Finally, about an hour ago, I discovered personal pages!

Tip.  If possible, find personal pages when researching settings.  Seems there is always someone out there who is enchanted with the place they live and writes about it. 

I thought about emailing the author of the page, but honestly, I worry that my questions about what my “made-up” serial killer could get away with in his area would ah… freak him out a bit.  Ya think?

So, I’m using precious ink to print them off, pictures and all.  Tonight, I’ll go over them and do an outline of the next couple of chapters.  Maybe… just maybe, I’ll catch up the word count this weekend. 

I have family coming Friday night and I really should call up some friends for Saturday or Sunday. 

Hey, Friends of Rinda, you know who you are– I still love you!  I promise!  Remember that while I’m going through this incredible push to finish.  🙂


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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3 Responses to Shoulda Whacked That Mole

  1. I emailed a harbor master once to find out what the protocol would be if a dead body was found in the water. Who would have jurisdiction over investigation, etc…

    I didn’t get a reply.

  2. relliott4 says:

    Yeah, I was wanting to know if there are more dry areas in his swamp where someone could hide hundreds of bodies. I decided to just research it myself. LOL!

  3. CJ says:

    You better remember us….LOL! I’ve had a strange vibe about you all week so I’ve been checking Snark to check up on you. Glad work is going well. Sorry about that insomnia thing. I got this great down blanket a couple of weeks ago and I slept like a tranqued rhino. Bliss. Maybe I should send you the link to the site where I bought it. Think that would help. 🙂

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