So, the thing is, I love the cozy mystery genre of books. I enjoy them so much that I’ve determined to write a cozy series of my own, The Tom Carroll Mysteries. But, sigh, I have come to the realization that the first in the series, Hawaii On Fire, simply isn’t good enough. The book that I thought was done, needs work, needs to be better.
What is wrong then?
*Most cozies are set in small towns where most of the characters know each other. Tom is visiting Hawaii from the big city of Atlanta. This is fixable.
*Tom is a Corporate Private Detective. And so he is not the typical amateur sleuth of a cozy. This is fixable.
Other than that, I believe I am on the right track with my story. Okay, it’s not that bad when I take the time to write this blog and think about it all. The characters know each other pretty well. I think they are interesting characters. And, I think many of them will be around for the remainder of the series of books.
Therefore, on this fabulous Friday, I will set to work with a positive attitude. I will cut my newbie author self some slack, and simply keep trying.
Happy writing y’all.