Dream Weavers III

I finally found time to get back to a project that’s been calling my name for a long time. It’s a busy time of the year, so I haven’t been able to concentrate on it fully, but I’m getting back into the Dream Weavers series! It’s nice getting to know the Oneiros brothers again and to dive deeper into one of their stories. There will be more to come on this, but I’m excited!

Let It Snow

I woke up to find snow on the ground, and I’m finally starting to feel the spirit of the season.  The holiday season – and writing season.  For me, writing during the winter is so much easier.  The temptation to run outdoors isn’t there.  I’m finally allowed to stay inside all day, without receiving those sideways glances from people worrying that I’m becoming a hermit.  My hot chocolate is by my side, and my computer is ready to go.  Now it’s just a matter of picking which project comes first!

@TRRtweet Contest and Poll Results

CourtingInnocence_webI’m participating in the Year End Splash Party over on The Romance Reviews.  Congratulations to Bea and Donna who both won copies of my ebook, Courting Innocence.

I also have the results to my non-scientific poll.

Question:  Where do you usually learn about new-to-you writers?

Answers:
Amazon recommendations or best seller lists    4%
Friends and Family    15%
Goodreads    8%
Other    27%
Reviewer Blogs    27%
The Romance Reviews    19%

Interesting results.  It just begs one more question.  What is other?

Contest Winner + Survey Results

Congratulations to Missy who won the contest for newsletter subscribers.  She won the Halloween kitchen towels and a signed copy of Dream Walker.  Thanks to everyone who entered.

I also have the survey results.  We have some voracious readers out there!

Question:  How many books do you read a month?

Who has time to read?    No votes
1       3%
2 or 3     27%
4 or 5     30%
5 to 10     13%
More than 10     27%

Researching the Future

I went to a Psychic and Paranormal Fair this past weekend.  It’s the third year I’ve attended, and while I do it for fun, I always learn something I can use in my paranormal books.  The event was super-crowded this year, probably because Halloween is so close.  That made exploring all the booths challenging, but I focused in on one.  I had my tarot cards read.

Whether you believe in these things or not, one thing I’ve noticed is that these people tell really good stories.  From the mediums to the aura readers to the future predictors, the heart of their work lies in their ability to communicate – and they do it in stories.  They concentrate on the hero/heroine (you), pull at your emotions, and take you on a journey.  My journey was to my future.

The first thing I learned is that there’s a story behind every tarot card – and I drew some powerful ones! One was The Magician, who has the tools of creativity.  Coincidence?  I like to think not.  There were also a lot of cards in the suit of wands, which is the suit of ambition and risk-taking.  That’s also pretty close to the mark.  I feel like repeating the entire reading out loud will jinx it, but it was good.  I liked the story the cards told a lot.  At the very least, they told me that I need to get back to writing PDQ!