Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Get to the expected place in an unexpected way

I'm a fan of the tv series JUSTIFIED and I recently read this article about the show.

This line, "The thing is to get to the expected place in an unexpected way,” from producer Dave Andron, really resonated with me.

I think it's something every writer should strive for.  I know it's something I'm ALWAYS working toward with my Neurotic Hitwoman series. Considering how often people tell me that they never know where my books are headed, I must occasionally pull it off.  ;-)

Speaking of the unexpected, I'm currently working on an unexpected project. I can't tell you about it yet, but I can tell you that I'm having loads of fun with it!!

Since I'm on deadline with THE HITWOMAN & THE 7 COPS I'm going to cut this post short, but here's a quick, unexpected mini-teaser from it. This features Maggie and Armani:

“I heard through the grapevine she and Harry are considering eloping. To Vegas. Isn’t that cool?”
It would be cool if Harry, our boss, stopped hitting on me. Otherwise I could care less. “They just met.”
“Thanks to one of my predictions,” she reminded me. “Not the first couple I’ve set up. “
I rolled my eyes. “Let me guess. You’re thinking of getting into the matchmaking business.”
“Don’t sound like that. I’ve got skills.”

As we rounded the corner I saw Vinnie, nephew and bodyguard of crime boss Tony Delveccio lounging against the wall. The steroid-fueled moron and I weren’t exactly on the friendliest of terms. “Do me a favor,” I muttered. “Fix up that muscle-head.”

What's something unexpected that happened to YOU?


B.E. Sanderson said...

In fiction, the unexpected is great. In life? Not such a fan. I try to think of every eventuality ahead of time. You know - expect the unexpected. It doesn't always work, but not a lot surprises me anymore.

jblynn said...

B.E. -- Sometimes the unexpected in life is great. Sometimes it throws you for a loop.

Silver James said...

Oh, dear. Armani fixing up Vinnie? There're reams of material there!

I agree. When a reader says, "I didn't see that coming!" I want to fist pump and happy dance. I enjoy being surprised when I'm ready or watching TV/a movie. But like B.E.? In Real Life, not so much!

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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