I’ll admit it. I’m at the point where I realize I need to quit fighting and accept who I am.
I am an attorney. I am also an attorney. Hence, I should write legal thriller type books.
I’ve fought it. Tried to make myself somebody I’m not. You see, I hate being forced in a box. There is something in me that rebels against the idea that someone else can tell me what to do and make me do it.
So as I’m plotting and praying how to take my characters and the town I’ve created and change the plot (you see Hayden was already an attorney, now I just have to embrace that part of her — Do I sound like Dr. Phil to anyone?), I’d like your help. Do you read legal fiction? Think James Scott Bell, John Grisham, Perri O’Shaunesy, etc. If so, why? What do you like about them? What keeps you coming back? And what makes you throw a book against the wall in frustration?
Now that I’ve come to see the light, I’m excited. I really am. I just have to find the what if scenario that works for my character — and works for me as a writer.