Spring is when I make my New Year resolutions. Like spring cleaning, I try to abandon those practices or thoughts that have not worked. This philosophy usually lasts as long as the spring cleaning. But a friend of mine once told me that she would think about doing something then do the opposite of what she would have done in the past. I’ve tried this but it really doesn’t work for me. I guess I’m too cautious. This spring I’ve resolved to get out more, not stay stuck to the computer writing. I know I’ll break that resolution but it was a good thought. I’ve also decided to exercise more. Yeah right.
One of my favorite things about spring is daffodils. I’m not a gardener like my friend and author Beth Trissel (Heavens no! In no time, I can make a fossil of any living plant), but I love the flowers. Our car club hosts a bluebonnet drive each year into the Hill Country. The fields look like seas of blue.
And my thoughts do turn to love. Two new characters are whispering in my ear to write their story. I don’t have a plot yet or any idea where to go with it, but I’m very intrigued by their love affair. I’m not sure I can get away with it because the story parallels the Edward VIII/Wallis Simpson match. This would be my first venture outside the paranormal.
Normally, I write about vampires, demons, fallen angels or I have been working on a story about centaurs. Black Swan from The Wild Rose Press introduces my vampire characters and the mythos of their world. When it was released, the story was Best of Week here at LASR. I doubt that spring would be ideal for vampires, due to the longer days. My vampires are light sensitive, but they are viral mutations not the Undead.
Please visit my web site for a free read, a vampire story called Vampyre Hunt. http://www.lindanightingale.com. Black Swan available at The Wild Rose Press.
Obviously, Spring is when I ramble. Enjoy your Spring and Summer.