As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've just been sucked into my latest novel, Emergency Transmission, the fourth in my Toxic World series of post-apocalyptic novels. Every time I do a novel, I always set up some sort of challenge, something I haven't done before. Once it was writing from the point of view of a child, another time from a Hispanic woman, once I wrote suspense rather than my usual full-on action. Each book is a bit different, because that makes the writing more interesting.
When I start a novel, I have a general idea of the characters and a fairly clear idea of the ending. The fun is figuring out how to write to that ending. Sometimes the ending changes; usually it doesn't. For Emergency Transmission, I've thought up a great ending, one that fits perfectly with where I want to take the series. The only problem is, I have absolutely no idea how to get there. It doesn't seem possible to get from where I am to where I need to be.
I guess I've found my challenge for this book!