My husband and I in Scotland. We were castle hopping and gathering material for a couple of new series--the Ghosts of Culloden Moor, and Crazy Street.
And this is Rodrigo, a peacock that lives at Kilmuir Park, Isle of Skye.
Once upon a time, there was this writer...
Just so you know that I know, it is not a good idea to try to define one's self at one o'clock in the morning. But I have a habit of following through on bad ideas, so here goes.
No zombies please. I attended a class once about there being no down-side to being a Zombie (after all, anything is better than dead, right? Wrong!), but I just can't relate. Life is hard enough without looking for the moldy parts, you know?
I write stories that give me an adrenaline rush, but only when I think I can pass that rush on to my readers. I try to tell a good story and twist my plots so readers are surprised as often as possible. I like to be blown away, so I assume others do too.
I am haunted by characters who demand their stories be told. Real spirits, I believe, are afraid of me. As are some people, and rightly so.
I think people need to lighten up in general. If you can make a difference, do it. If you can't do that, make the best of what you've got in front of you. Be happy just to piss off the grumpy people. (Although I confess that I am often grumpy just to piss off the happy people.) Maybe what I'm really advocating is being contrary at all times!
I love practical jokes, even when the joke is on me. I think people need to laugh in public, pray in public, and cry loud when the movie is sad. All this 'holding it in' can't be good for us or the children who watch us.
And speaking of children... I believe one of these days, the children will be able to fix more than just our remote controls. I think they're going to fix the world.