Song mood: Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse. Which is my favorite song of all time. I have seen the band twice in concert. There is something about the bass line. In addition with the lyrics. This song, like many of their songs describe me. This is a band that loves music. The song was in the top ten for 37 weeks, but was #1 for only a week. With as much fame as they had, they could have done only stadium concerts. They also did small venue concerts like county fairs and bingo halls. That is dedication. To be so dedicated to your art that you would do anything and everything. That’s how you know that they really love music. Hanging by a Moment is a love song, like the coolest love song ever.
I feel a certain type of love and it scares me. But Hanging by a Moment describes how I feel.
When I write stories, I write characters that are their own people. So any female character won’t be someone I know but someone of their own person. But I want that character to be someone I could fall in love with. So that character will display the kind of characteristics of someone I could fall in love with.
Just like the detective isn’t me but someone like me.
Inspector Trevor and his future wife Phoebe are a lovely couple. The current Trevor mystery that I’m working on is on how he met his wife. The opening scene was of them getting drunk together.
What I need to do is have Phoebe make the inspector uncomfortable. Like when he is trying to be cool and collected, having her call him over to her and totally dominating him. Showing that even though she is younger than him, she has the power in their relationship. But in the end the detective is strong for her, being her rock as she is his rock, that is what I need to convey in the novel.
Anyway. This is me on a Saturday night. Watching cheesy mysteries and exploring my thoughts on love and thinking how to convey this in a mystery.