I’m in the process of writing a romantic suspense novel, and I also just finished editing/revising an entirely different romantic suspense story. Since I’m pretty much writing or researching killers for the majority of my days, is it really any wonder that I’ve got murder on my mind?
I’ve become the suspicious sort. When I’m in the grocery store, I find myself glancing at the man in line next to me. Why does he need that duct tape? What’s up with the woman who has 5 boxes of heavy-duty garbage bags? Body disposal?
Yes, I know, it’s crazy, but when I get in a murder frame of mind, I just can’t turn it off! I start to see killers everywhere–and, no, that doesn’t always make for easy shopping experiences, but it sure does help for inspiration!
Think about it…just how well do you really know your neighbors? What happens behind those closed doors? How well do we really know anyone? People have secrets, plenty of them, and, sometimes, those secrets can be deadly.
So the next time you’re out shopping, why don’t you just take a look around. You might be surprised at the things you see. And you might even find yourself getting inspired for a little suspense writing.
But…before I go…those post has me curious…what is the most suspicious thing that you’ve ever seen a neighbor or fellow shopper doing? (Does anyone remember The Burbs? Dangerous neighbors!)