That’s what it feels like.
Words stirring to life. Images joining one another to become fluid scenes, snippets of other worlds. Characters beginning to prod me with their stories again.
An urge similar to the nesting instinct has been building in me for a little while now. An urge to create a space in which the writer within me can once again create. The ingredients necessary for the focused wanderings of my imagination are slowly coming together: a quiet seclusion, a proper desk. A computer strong and powerful enough to capture sentences and harness them into coherence, to explore webpages without hesitation, to craft cover images into lures for the unsuspecting reader.
This past year – yes, it has been a year since the onset of my unplanned withdrawal from writing – has been filled with medical issues and family needs on top of an increased workload at the day job. But as each of these demands on my time and energy lessen, I can feel the writer begin to peek out and look around.
As my new workspace begins to take shape, excitement rises within me at the prospect of long hours spent recording the lives of the characters who’ve entrusted me with their stories. I’m eager to continue Sunny’s saga, to explore the origins of Nicolas, to follow Taz as he storms through history. Others wait as well – Sullivan and Sanders and Jade, whose young lives are complicated by their supernatural needs along with those of normal teenagers. In addition, a number of fresh faces are standing by, impatient to be given life upon pages of their own.
One of my first tasks as I emerge from my cocoon is to find an artist to illustrate my book covers. I need someone who can create from scratch, a realist to replicate the images floating within my mind as well as offer designs of their own. I’m starting my search at local colleges, but will also be exploring online resources.
I’m open to suggestions, so please contact me if you can recommend someone.
That’s it for now. But not for long – I’ll be stopping by regularly to introduce new features to my blog, and hopefully, a new design in the not-too-distant future.
It’s nice to be back.