I know horror writers have got to love it! "Everyone thinks of it as a harmless lightning storm. When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he thinks nothing of it." The Mist
There are other ways to invoke mist that are romantic and not scary. Any Pride and Prejudice fan will remember and love this photo. Regency period! Also hangs on my wall at home. If I have a scene without mist in it at sometime in the novel I'm writing then I must be off my game.
So is the mist forming in your mind yet? Have you thought of something that evokes mystery/suspense, or horror, or romance?
And then there is the mist of all mists in the Sherlock Holmes books and movies. Nothing like being out on the moor with the Hound of the Baskervilles or in a Game of Shadows.
And some of us consider ourselves seat-of-the-pants writers. But author, Jo Beverley calls it, Flying into the Mist. Regency writer, mist, hmm . . .
I simply can't resist the mist! How about you? What are some of your misty favorites?