My writing process has taken bizarre twists and turns over the years. Having chatted with many of you over the years, I know we've all experienced this in our own fashion.
We ask for and accept counsel that changes our lives, perhaps even our writing styles. It's this coveted advice that we hope advances us to the next level, toward the elusive goal of mastering the art of writing mysteries.
Sometimes our advisers' opposing viewpoints and various bits of advice can push us in literal and literary circles. Here's my circular story. ;o)
And who knows, maybe it was the way I used to write it before I started to worry about all the advice I was getting early on. Not that I didn't appreciate it, more than I can ever say. And not that I didn't need TONS of advice back then, of course.