Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Power of Words


Do you remember this post from June of 2013?

It's happened again.

Except this time I was wasn't reading, I was driving. That's the way it is for me. A single thought invades my mind, lays siege, and consumes my life until I can race back to my notebook to record it. At least that's the way most images start, but this like that word in 2013 is the key to ... everything.

Read this short post again because this time I have decided to share that word so you too can grab your copy of Cairn: A Dragon Memoir to see how it all fits together. 

 I was reading in bed last night, a book nothing like Blue, when I saw a single word, It’s a word I don’t want to share because it could give too much away, but it’s a word everyone knows. A nice word, a poetic word, not common, but it conjures beautiful images as soon as you see it—at least to me—but this time it stopped me dead  in my tracks. As soon as I saw it, I knew it meant something, something hidden to me until that very heartbeat.

I turned off the light, and my brain snapped on, but I wanted that, needed that, at the moment. Sleep could wait. Book two of the Legends of the Aurora series has been winding its way through my imagination for some time now, but that word, that perfect word has to mean ... something.

I’ve had a stunning revelation. I was close before, but now I truly know the rest of the trilogy. I’m going to have to force myself to slow down. It takes much planning for a puny human such as myself to craft a great story. 

That word, that beautiful word is Tapestry.


Maybe this time next year, I will share my new, magical word. It could happen.

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