In a murder mystery is a “murder” the lazy way out? I think not, but that was an opinion shared recently. Although I was a bit annoyed by that, it did make me think about other ways to entice my readers.
The statement was timely, because I have been unsettled by how the next book was playing out. I really didn’t want the victim to be who he was. I had become attached, and wanted more from him.
After doing some additional research, I've come up with a way to "save" him, with an interesting twist. I'm now very excited about how the book is progressing.
It only proves that ideas do indeed come from the most unexpected sources.