Hello--it's Lenora. Sorry this post is late. I had a horrible migraine yesterday so after lunch I finally gave up, took a pill and crashed. (I guess my big birthday weekend went overboard!) The worse thing about having a migraine is that you can't focus. It hurts to read, it hurts to write, it hurts to hear any type of noise. And wouldn't you know--there was noise everywhere. Lawnmowers--a sign that spring is really, really here. Loud equipment from the industrial park not far from my house. My darling husband trying to cook--and slamming cabinets and doors as he rushed around trying not to burn the chicken. (Good meal even if I didn't have much of an appetite.)
The whole point of describing my "Migraine Monday" is that when we write suspense, we're forced to put our characters in uncomfortable situations. Misery. Real misery. I've talked about the Protecting the Witnesses series on this blog before. I don't normally go on and on about a series, but I have to admit this was one of my favorites as far as the storyline and brainstorming with the other writers. I've read each of the stories as they come out every month and so far I have not been disappointed. Right now, I'm reading Shirley McCoy's "Deadly Vows". Shirley is a great writer and even though I felt too bad last night to read, I can't wait to get back into her story.
This headache gave me an idea for a book--Killer Migraine--where the heroine is so tired of the pounding pain inside her head, instead of running from the villain in fear, she rolls her eyes Indiana Jones style and just takes the bad guy out. You don't mess with a woman who has a migraine (as my family can tell you!) I feel much better today, thankfully. So now I have to get back to work!