Sparkle in the Dark

Hello Universe.

Ack! I’m afraid I’ve been absent again. I have a good excuse this time, I promise. Well…maybe not a good excuse but an excuse all the same. In my free time, I’ve actually been going back to writing my novel. It’s hard to find time to write that and write here. If I had time to write in both, that would be lovely.

Unfortunately though, I can typically write in one or the other. I really want to write my book more, even as I’m writing here my mind is cooking up ideas and what I want to happen next. Today, I even had a little time to go back and re-write some of the stuff I’d already written. I finally made a reddit account and have been using that to discuss writing techniques with other writers. Since I don’t have many friends at the moment, or friends that are big writers, this has been great for me because I have people to bounce ideas off of.

Anyway, the title of this post is called Sparkle in the Dark because my book is currently my “light at the end of the tunnel” if you will. It takes me out of the darkest of times and I get to step away, if only just for a moment. Not that I’m going through an extremely hard time or anything, but…something about being a writer leaves a certain magic at my finger tips. When I write, I leave my shoes for a bit. I get to step into the heels of my royal vampire heroine Thea Sutter. A girl from Seattle who gets turned by a rouge vampire named Keiran O’Reilly.

The complicated relationship she has with Keiran evolves as she also grows to also have feelings for Elijah Abbott, the head of the family of Royal Vampires.

I love my story. I know that sounds cliche, but I honestly do. I’ve been a fan of vampires since I can remember and this is my step into that world. I grew up with vampires, honestly. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the biggest shows on TV when I was younger. I remember watching it with my older sister and being so invested in the characters and the idea of vampires. As time went on, I tried to get into True Blood but couldn’t get past the stupid…snake-like fangs they had. Fangs are on the canines, not the tooth next to the front teeth.

Anyway–I digress. I love vampires and I love that I’m able to craft this world through words. That I can see my characters in my mind and portrait them pretty well on paper. I’m so thankful that I’m able to write. As much as drawing, singing, acting, and the other arts interest me as well, if I could only have one, I’m glad it’s writing.

What’s your spark in the dark? 🙂

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