Downright mystified by the amount and variety of written and image products I constantly finished at work, a former boss asked me a question more than once. “How can you quiet your mind, and write?”
The idea of me having a “quiet mind” made me laugh. It’s nothing like the image above — a door surrounded by nothing. I replied, “My mind is never quiet. It’s chaos in there!” Remembering those conversations, I decided to do a Thursday Doors post about my noisy mind.
Doors to My Author’s Mind
The busy image above is only a fraction of the mental chaos. In all my stories and novels, published and not, I’ve created nearly 400 characters. I never know when one of them is going to pop into my head. My mind is a noisy place. (From front-left, circling up and around, Jinx (on the phone) from Brother Love a Crossroad, Emlyn or any of the hundreds of named characters in Dead of Winter, Pip from the Three Things 1920s stories, young Copper with Cornelis Drebbel, Fiona Finch, an angel-bot and Lulu from Hullaba Lulu, Lilith the cat from Atonement, Tennessee, Luci (more on that in the future), and a fairy from Thistledown, Midsummer Bedlam.) Those are only a few.
Here’s another door into my mind.
Above is a little teaser for my current novel project. You see Luci, who is also in the bottom-right of my noisy mind image. Excuse me now. It’s time for me to go back inside that door. Luci and friends have waited even longer than Emlyn for their story to be finished. The first version of that one goes back to the 1990s.
Thanks for opening this door. Hugs on the wing!
The final Journey of “Dead of Winter” is now available.
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Journey 14, The Veil
Journey 13, The Harbor
Journey 12, Goddesses
Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment
Journey 10, Pergesca
Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Journey 8, The Lost Library
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!
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