I write adventures for those in search of a good story. My novels fall in the Fantasy genre, but many people consider them Sci-fi too. Each story is written with what I look for when I read a book: action, adventure, twists and turns, love, heroes, vicious enemies, fighting (weapons and hand to hand combat). I write because I want to share the stories that are inside of me. I hope you enjoy the adventures as much as I love writing them!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Today I decided to share how the Tamisa was created that is in the 2nd book of Solace. I was driving to Stoney, listening to a CD I had copied from my playlist when this song played through. I could feel everything. The air around Karissa, the energy that moved tried to envelop her, Karissa's curiosity that she didn't want to listen to, her untrusting nature. However as the rhythms began to play she allowed the music to move through her. I could visualize the way the universe would thrust her away from those that would never give her the answer she sought. (Of course I replayed this song over and over getting a little more of the scene that I was about to write) Visualizing the others around her, the way they disappeared, the way they fade but didn't disappear as they avoided the shadows around them. I could sense Karissa's fears, and beliefs, how they all faded from her as his hand slid onto her side. Her tears as she refused to believe what she knew deep inside her to be true. As the music continued to play through I saw Astaza move herself closer to him and how he looked away from Karissa. Then as I allowed my CD to play into the next song the scene continued as Karissa ran from him, from what she wouldn't allow to happen. Tears that ran down her face. How she couldn't understand how the universe did not see that he would die if he continued to stay with her. How could the universe want him dead? He was all that was good, the opposite of her. The music brought his gentle touch, her refusal to let him be close to her, the fight that she began against him. She needed him to live. His arms embraced her and he explained how he felt, forcing her with gentle words, to see the truth.
Here are the two songs that inspired the Tamisa scene in Solace: Lost. (Click on the titles if you want to hear the music.) The first song is Santa Maria by the Gotan Project. The second song is Secrets by OneRepublic.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
As of right now I've published stories: 1, 5, 6, 8 is at copyright, 9 is going to a couple of people, and 11 is almost ready for my editors. So what about all the missing stories. Okay well 2 is actually book 3 of Taken. I've only written about 10,000 words for that one. Story 3 is my longest written story and isn't finished (because I will not be able to Ebook it since I haven't found a way to work with a third font style that doesn't leave the reader confused. I had put it on the back burner since at the time I hadn't decided to publish paperback) but I am very excited to get back to this story, Story 4 was almost done when my computer decided to erase most of it, I about cried. I was able to scavenge a chunk of it, so I've been working on it a little bit here and there until I get frustrated with what had happened, Story 7 is only about 10,000 words and hasn't taken on a life of it's own yet. Story 9 I really like, but just haven't had the time to keep working on it. Story 12 is also waiting for my time, and Story 13 is my latest endeavor, lots of idea but not much of a story...yet! I am also working on The Shadow Dragon (book 3).
So what do I do with my spare time, or not so spare time, I write. I write because I love it, because I know that people love to read a good story. I write because I want my children to never forget how important it is to see outside the box, to believe that anything is possible. I write because one day I woke up and realized that I had lost my dream, and now I get to share with people everywhere, people who yearn for adventure, who want to get lost in someone else's world for a little bit. In just over 2 months Not Human will be released. I will have published 4 stories (7 books) since October of 2011. I have already done more than I thought possible, and I am truly blessed to be able to continue!