20 Feb Blue Moon: The Inception
Blue Moon showed up when I finished one novel and was looking to create a new one. I had hoped to return to stories that appeared in the past. Characters I loved. Worlds I wanted to revisit. My heart ached to write them.
And always, I give the muses the power of choice.
This time, when I sat down at the laptop keys, the magical muses delivered Helen. Peeking through a door. Taking a risk. Exploring where she was not invited. With her dramatic and curiosity-piquing entrance, I could not resist following.
She took me on quite a journey. One I did not anticipate. A path I may not have walked had I known what lay ahead. Yet when a character whispers, beckoning with adventure and mischief, I cannot help myself. One of the greatest gifts of creating is the unknown. The allure of the mystery.
The deep dive into the ocean with a prayer that you will know how to swim in new, ever-deeper waters.
So, when Helen called, like the Sirens and Mermaids of ancient times. I fell for her. I crashed against my fair share of rocks. Each time, picking myself up and setting sail once more. And when I held the finished story in my hands, my body released the scrapes and bruises — and resonated with the thrill of the ride.
That is the glory of creating. A joyride I choose every time.
Blue Moon available for pre-order on Amazon! Releasing in paperback and Kindle in March, 2015.