Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In darkness or light...what makes for your best writing and reading time


Ever since I stopped making snow angels and the hope of getting a snow day from school was long past, I no longer found much to enjoy about winter. That is, until I found out how to embrace the short days, heavy with night and cold as a witches…nose.
My mumbled threats directed at the groundhog who regularly taunts with six more weeks of winter, turned to a thoughtful musing of…"It’s snowing again.” Smiles inwardly. “Well, I guess I could write another chapter, or snuggle under a blanket by the fire with a good book.” 


Not that I’d ever give up the sunlight, warm days and walks of summer, but maybe winter’s not all bad.
Because it makes perfect sense to curl up, inside away from the cold and dampness to write, or read a good book, because when the sun is shining, people emerge from their self-imposed hibernation and expect conversation and normal human interactions. 
And pants, they expect you to wear something besides pajama or sweat pants.

As midsummer rapidly approaches with the longest day of the year, and the shortest night, it’s become obvious to me that a balance is in order between the chattering of the characters in my head, the ones I visit in the books I read, and people in the real world.


Hope, my protagonist in my upcoming release DESTINY CALLING, suffers with a similar challenge of balancing darkness and light…inside her.

Hope only wants to find out if her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with her touch makes her the devil's spawn, or his exterminator. But when the woman who raised her is murdered by something not human, she loses the only family she knew and discovers one she might wish she hadn’t.
Drawn to the city she vowed never to return, her ability is seen as an asset to everyone but Hope, and she doesn’t know who to trust. Her family wants her to help them overcome an enemy oppressing the human population, while the man of her dreams is courting her for the Underworld. Time is running out, and Hope’s choice may be made for her, as she discovers she’s a pawn in a bigger game played by a merciless ruler who doesn’t lose.


Look for DESTINY CALLING coming soon from The Wild RosePress.

Do you have a favorite season to read and/or write?Are you outside in the summer breeze?   Or at the beach?   Or huddled inside by the fire?

5 comments:

Jody said...

I'm so glad to read that you are writing!!

sophiakimble said...

Destiny Calling is such a great story. Can't wait to hold it in my hot little hand...I'll even hold it during the Winter cold. :)

Diane Burton said...

After the winter from hell, I am so glad to get outside again. Even if that means taking the laptop out and writing on the deck. I can't say I really have a favorite time to write or read. Does "all the time" count? :) Best wishes.

Maureen said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies. I too, feel the lure of the sun after a long harsh winter.

Elaine said...

You have such a way with words...Keep up the good work!