By Sapphire Phelan
Reading is like traveling. You never know where you might go or end up. It’s all about the adventure.
Same goes for writing. Even those who stick strictly to a synopsis may have to use a detour when a writer’s block or even their own characters put up a detour sign, so to speak. There are no possible pluses in writing, just like life or driving down a highway. Sometimes you just have to take chances.
Which has happened to me in both writing and reading. But I learn something new and find things out I wouldn’t have if I’d been rigid.
My characters insist sometimes that what I thought was the right, sure way, isn’t always the case. That maybe I need to turn left or right, and head down a strange alleyway in my mind. I always get surprised with something my muse and my characters kept from me as the story enfolds in my head like a movie. But then, even muses need to keep their secrets. At least, until the muse reveals them.
So whether a writer or just a reader, you don’t have to actually get in a car, plane, train or a ship and go somewhere. Working on works in progress or delving into a book/eBook can have your imagination journey to places, lands and worlds, all from a chair. From pages of a book or an ereader, or words typed on your computer or tablet, or even ink flowing from a pen onto paper. It all comes from the mind, from the muse of imagination lay sleeping inside, until awaken.
I’m just glad the voices in my head clamor. If they ever fell silent, I’ll never get to go anywhere. And honestly, that would be sad.
Writers, where have you traveled to in your WIPs? Readers, what books flew you to worlds you could never have imagined?
A blurb from The Witch And The Familiar where I traveled from a small town down to the depths of Hell and the realms of magic.
Mortal woman Tina discovers she is part of a prophesy that says she and Charun, her demon Familiar, must make love so she can become the witch she is fated to be. If she doesn’t do it and stop the demon army bringing Armageddon to the Mortal Realm on Halloween, she won’t stand a chance in Hell.
A year later, just when Tina and Charun thought it was all over and that their life would be normal—another prophesy pops up. If Lucifer snatches Tina and mates with her before the last chime before midnight of the new year and gets her pregnant with his son, that the real Armageddon would begin, spelling the end of life as they knew it. This time they get help from an archangel, Jacokb, but with demons, Lucifer, and a cute demon bunny with fangs out of a Monty Python nightmare, out to stop them and Heaven not lending a hand, will Tina this time lose the battle and become the mother of the Antichrist and the start of a new Hell on Earth?
About Sapphire Phelan:
Sapphire Phelan has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance along with a couple of erotic horror stories. Her erotic urban fantasy, Being Familiar With a Witch is a Prism 2010 Awards winner and a Epic Awards 2010 finalist. The sequel to it is A Familiar Tangle With Hell, released June 2011 from Phaze Books, Both eBooks were combined into one print book, The Witch and the Familiar, and released April 24, 2012.
She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house, husband, and even the cats sometimes suffer for it!