a poetical response following close observation: pebbles for rivers of stones
Hm..... I'm in need of a new chapter.
Huh - I'm in need of a plot, but don't think this'll solve the problem.
I've avoided a plot. I just have a premise - then I can write whatever I fancy in 2,000 word chunks. I realised yesterday that the chapters don't even have to be in the order I've written them. (Have you ever read any of Asimov's Black Widowers books? Cos I blatantly stole the idea from him.)
Asimov - not read any since my early twenties. I'm writing a whodunnit murder mystery. Pity is I didn't wonder who dunnit before I started, nor why and how they were discovered. And I've three potential bodies, the same number of baddies and a dozen red herrings. And the more I read Ian Rankin the more I despair of getting it anyway near convincing.
Kill all three - make it three different murderers. Then all you need is three good motives. I don't think it's ever been done. Not in anything I've ever read.
Dammit - that's what I'm aiming to do! I'm just not clever enough to work out how in less than (probably) 100K words.