What do dragons have to do with Ethereals and wine makers? The same thing that angels have to do with vampires, faeries and empaths.
They are all characters in books I've dreamed.
I'm having a blast traveling. I get so many ideas...so much inspiration. No matter where I go, city or farm, mountain or verdant valley, my books almost write themselves. I've often said I need to either have a 60 hour day or clone myself several times over just to get everything done.
And being on the road, it's even more difficult. Life happens differently when you're traveling and although I love what I'm doing, sometimes it's frustrating because I don't have the time I used to to write.
Especially when I get these AWESOME ideas.
Like the one I had the other day when I was wandering around the basement of the Zurich Archeology Museum. You step off the stairs into a huge gloomy room filled with dozens upon dozens of dimly lit statues. I was sure I could hear them whispering...see them move out of the corner of my eye. It was one of the creepiest feelings I've had in a long time, but I immediately went into dream mode and before I was done, I'd dreamed and outlined an entire short story.
Inspiration at it's finest!!!
And a couple of weeks ago, Jonathon and I were wandering in the Aares Gorge, an amazing area of high walls, caves and meandering walkways. My next book in The Wandering Star series, The Dragon and the Damsel, sprung to life with barely an effort. My sweet baboo had to take me by the hand and drag me away. I could have spent hours sitting and dreaming.
It's like that...every day when there is so much around you. If you're a dreamer like I am, you can't help getting ideas. Whether it is a dragon in a secluded gorge or statues coming to life in a museum basement, I love riding the wind of my imagination.
Just think...I spent my last weekend wandering the UNESCO vinyards on the banks of Lake Geneva doing research on wineries and the wine growing business. I learned so much and who knows what kind of book may come out of that day's enjoyment.
I love being a writer. It's the perfect excuse to ask questions, dream my dreams and see all those places I've always yearned to visit.
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
Until next month,