Or do you see a man at the store (who just happens to match the description of a villain in one of your books/movies) look at you intently and suddenly you need to memorize all the possible exits?As well as, maybe, put a knife and a cast iron skillet in your cart? You’ll decide against buying them at the checkout lane. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
No? Just me?
Well, do you sleep with a baseball bat after you’ve read a scary book? Or after you’ve watched a scary movie?
If you can relate to any of these scenarios, you can relate to the mindset of a suspense writer. At least, this suspense writer.
Hi. I’m Heather Woodhaven and I get frequent Suspensitis.
It’s probably why the ideas don’t stop flowing. It’s also probably why I’m addicted to books and movies and articles on the dangers of ________ (fill-in-the-blank). It’s how I wrote Calculated Risk, coming January 2015:
Can you relate?
I’d like to know: What are your favorite romantic suspense books, TV shows, or films? And…how did they cause Suspensitis? (If they did).