This is my first post, and I don’t really know what I’m doing yet. Hopefully it will become clearer (to you and to me).
I have been writing short reviews on Amazon for books I have purchased, and recently I was contacted by the Allingham Estate about Margery Allingham’s books. They very kindly provided a book for free, asking only that I read, review it and post it on NetGalley, which I did. Now, I find I like doing this–reading books (I especially like mysteries, classic and more current–but not thrillers) and writing my impressions of them. I will also confess that I have some vague thought of trying to write a mystery of my own. But you know, I ran into a roadblock trying to envision and carry out a (fictional) murder. It seems to flow so effortlessly in the best mysteries I have read. But I also have found that I don’t like mysteries where the author’s earnest efforts at writing are too visible to me. It puts to mind seeing a stage play where too much of the backstage activity is visible–it gets in the way of the story. So far, in my own writing, the stage crew is very much in evidence.
So that’s all. At least I got started!