Tough guys

"Tough times only last a little while; tough guys last forever" - a snappy, memorable quote from a gym instructor that I've immediately fitted into my work-in-progress draft of Black Storm.

It's funny that good ideas can come from unexpected places, but great to find something that fits my characters so perfectly.

Next time: I read a lot of novels for fun, but also dissect them in the back of my mind, thinking about the author's craft: what works, what doesn't, why he or she has made the choices they have and whether I can learn anything for my own writing. I'm re-reading some books by an author that I admire in many respects, but find frustrating in others, so I'm planning to critique a sequence of 3 novels to see what makes them tick.