Wednesday, 18 March 2015

I think I saw a Fairy

I often see strangers faces when I'm getting ready for bed at night.  Weird eh?  Don't ask me why.  Maybe they're characters for my next book.  It's hard to say. 

But last night I saw a face that could only be a fairy or a pixie, or some other magical creature.  I have to use her in this third Evelina book.  She was so real and distinct in my mind--too great a gift to ignore. I don't usually remember these strangers the next day, but I can still see her face clearly. 


Maybe I'm seeing fairies because of the poster in my office....... 

Or the fairy over my computer......

                            Or maybe this garden fairy pining for spring....

Or the little lights zooming through the crystal ball on my desk.......

It's hard to say.  There's magic everywhere.

Hope you're finding some today!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Creepy fairy insect - UK

Tuesday thoughts.......wouldn't it be nice if there really were fairies.  There can never be enough magic in the world.

Here's a great video of a fairy.  I wonder what Evelina would think about this?  Better still, what would Kamaria think?  She's a bit of a drama queen and a little vain. She doesn't like to share the spotlight. LOL

Happy Tuesday!
Hope it's a magical one.
Check it out.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Free Spirit

Tuesday's thoughts....

I was wandering around the house, trying to get into the story of this third Evelina book today, but after a weekend away, I couldn't seem to relax my brain enough to free my thoughts and let the story flow.  Life gets cluttery by times, smothering my free spirit-- it's hard to be an artist some days.

But, in order to succeed as a writer, you need to dive into your work and grab it by the throat.

'It's an escape, isn't it?' some people have said, which used to make me wonder, but now seems a slight criticism to me. It's my joy and passion. It's what I do--try to craft an interesting story.  It's character study--trying to get to the truth, which is a whole lot of reality under a microscope. You find yourself swimming in a swirling vat of emotions of villains and heroes.

'But, you make up the story' some might say, which is partly true. I set up the 'what if'. I ask the questions, until it becomes a living breathing thing and I find myself running after those characters, following their stories, getting lost in their struggles and troubles, wondering how it will all end.

Happy, usually. I'm a happily ever after kind of girl. At least, that's what my free spirit always hopes for.

Hope your day ends that way!

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The power of Love

Tuesday's thoughts......

So happy I'm here writing today. Last week I filled in for someone who has missed a lot of time due to depression. Had to listen to whispers and gossip about, 'is she up for the job, 'wouldn't they love to have her job since she's never there'.


All I could say was, 'I'm sure everyone is supporting her as best they can'. Luckily I was in a few days later and was able to track her down to ask how she was doing and give her a hug.
Sometimes the lack of compassion of people who should be role models is so disheartening.
If they only understood how the power of their love might save someone's life.

Thank goodness for all of my writer and reader friends.
I'm proud to be a writer/artist - a profession where we support and celebrate each others gifts.
Have I told you lately how much I love and appreciate you!

I do.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Free autographed copy

Hi guys,. Waving! I've got a new Goodreads giveaway going for the Reef Hag. Just click on the button to enter if you're up for it.

It's a free autographed copy, if you're into a wild witch adventure with a lot of clean fun and a bit of teen love.

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015