"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of. but do it in private
and wash your hands afterwards." --Robert Heinlein.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I love mysteries. I don't read them quite as much as I did as a kid, but for a good portion of my childhood, my biggest goal was to grow up and write kid's mystery books. Then I reached about 17 and realized that writing mysteries would probably be a bit harder than writing a non-mystery and I gave up on that dream.

Now, blah blah blah years later, I find myself planning a Nancy Drew birthday party, and I need to write clues leading the group of little girls around the park from one clue to another, the ultimate clue leading them to the missing birthday presents. Yikes. I am glad I gave up on that dream of of writing mystery novels because this task alone is more than I can handle. I've made a list of possible places to hide the clues several times, and then I decide that's good enough for now and walk away from the computer figuring I'll let the creative juices flow and fill in the clues later. There are still no clues.


Mormon Scientist said...

Good luck. My mother used to do the same thing for me on my birthdays... we would have a scavenger hunt with clues spread all over the place. It really is a lot harder than it might seem at first to come up with these sort of things!

julie said...

That sounds like an awesome idea for a party! When I was younger, I would read romance after romance novel, and pretty soon I wanted to write a romance novel. That was pretty much my dream until I got to college.

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