What I Learned:There always has to be suspense. The stakes must be hide. The reader must have a questions - that keeps them reading.
I often think of when I was younger. I would be reading late at night when I should be sleeping. I would say to myself - one more chapter then I will go to bed. But then the chapter would end with such a feeling of suspense I had to read one more. I want to be able to write like that.