A dear friend, Vera Matsuda-Brownlea, disappeared yesterday between 1 and 9 pm. She was probably walking around our neighborhood (a very safe, friendly place). She is 61 years old, 4′ 10”, 100 pounds. A tiny thing. She lived with an ill husband, two grown stepsons and her own grown son. Her family reported her missing at 9 pm and police were there quickly. This afternoon our neighborhood was patrolled by a officer. My family and other neighbors spent extra time outside, walking our dogs, looking for clues.
I wrote this morning for four hours, creating a murder mystery. I know that we are given what we focus on. Am I focusing on the negative? Should I be writing romance/peace and love?
Seriously, I don’t know if I can write a fake mystery when there’s a real one going on. A real disappearance. I’m hoping it’s not a real murder.
Tomorrow, I think I’ll work on a funny, cute children’s story. Any advice?