Writing a new novel, no matter the topic, is daunting. It's a lot of hard work, is exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time. There are times when I'm watching TV, driving to work, or taking a walk, and get struck with an incredible idea that absolutely must go in the new book. As soon as I can, I record notes on a voice recorder, so I don't forget, and can work it into the book later. Sometimes out of the blue, I'll also come up with random ideas or names that must go into other books, yet to be written, such as the sequel to, The Vampire. I make sure to record those as well, so I'll have a lot of great notes when I sit down to write that one.
The one thing that keeps jumping out at me, while I write this new book about the diverse life out in the universe, is that it's not your typical UFO book where aliens abduct someone, conduct experiments on them, and return them to their vehicles, so they can go on to have nightmares for the rest of their natural lives.
This story is vastly different from what people will expect. Yes, there are aliens, they have a unique craft they use to travel through the universe, time, and into other dimensions, and they will interact with a human being. However, it's how they interact with this particular person, and the ultimate reason for it, that readers will find truly unexpected and wondrous.
As I've said while writing all my other books, the thing that keeps me in my chair writing is my love and passion for a story I've come up with to communicate an important message.
I've been writing during my free time for 2 months and 3 days, and I already have 84 pages of written, which seems incredible, even to me. Sometimes, it just pours out, and I couldn't be more thankful for the inspiration that comes to me from so many different places.
Inspiration is where all my work originates. One picture, one piece of music, one fateful interaction with a person or an animal, one random thought (coming from God knows where), can inspire me to create characters, scenes, dialogue, and/or whole chapters.
It's quite a magical experience to create, no matter what it is... as you experience and witness everything coming to you in what seems like perfect timing, all falling into place exactly as it's meant to, to produce an incredibly moving body of work.
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