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- Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 04:28:00 +0000
That seems to be the problem of many people. What was your original idea?
The story line I settled on is (basically/so far) about a college-aged sex columnist who doubles as a serial killer. She writes a weekly sex column labelled "Slutty Sundays" which comes out each Sunday, detailing the weekend's debauchery. What her readers don't know is that she has a vendetta against men and is actually killing the guys that she writes about in her column. (I'm not sure why. I think her sister got raped and killed when they were in high school. Or she was molested as a child. Still trying to work that out.)
So far, the novel is progressing as a chapter that is the actual column she writes, and then a chapter of story.
My current dilemma is whether to write it from her view point, where the reader knows that she's the serial killer the entire time, and the mystery is why and whether or not she gets caught; or to write it in third person, and have her aware of the murders, but then it turns out it was her all along. The only problem with the second way, while it is more mysterious, I don't know what to write about in between the beginning and her unveiling as the killer. I didn't really plan much of her life aside from being a 22-year-old serial killer.