I couldn’t get this nagging story out of my head.
Weekend before Thanksgiving in 2011, I began to write and couldn’t stop. I didn’t sleep for 48 hours. In a week, I had over 100,000 words.
Not being a novelist or a writer, I asked my husband what qualified as a novel. He laughed, “Honey, you have yourself not only a novel, but a series of novels.”
The first three books, Charmeine, Mactus, and Accendo, were simple to write.
Believe it or not . . .
Writing the next three novels in The Light-Bearer Series was pretty much the same way with Seditious, Ransom, and Conundrum.
People I meet, and my colleagues at work, can’t believe I’m a writer. It doesn’t become real to them until they see my business card or the book I have handy.
If I could have a dime for all the times I’ve heard, “How did you come up with the idea?” I would be able to pay off my school loan!
But really, do you have to know?
You just have to make the story come to life for yourself and your readers.
It doesn’t matter a hill of beans to me that The Light-Bearer Series is Fantasy and Paranormal.
The characters are what mattered the most to me… Charmeine, Tabbruis, Shane, Dmitri, Neal Thomas etc., nothing else did. I wanted to do right by them. I wanted to give the reader an exact account of how moody Tabbruis can get, and how silly Charmeine’s jokes are.
The Light-Bearer Series centers around two very star-crossed, opposites . . . Tabbruis is a Blood-Hunter who meets Charmeine, who is a Light-Bearer.
The two races are supposed to have a deep-seeded hatred of each other.
However, when Tabbruis and Charmeine meet, they are anything but repulsed and struggle to stay together.
I have to confess, there are two characters in The Light-Bearer Series which are very easy to write for because they are part of me — Charmeine, (heroine) for her faith, acceptance and kindness, and Tabbruis, (hero) for always looking on the darker side from years of being lonely and too much into his self. All the other characters have little aspects of my psyche and beliefs.
How do I make fantasy sound on the fringe of believable?
No one is going to believe my fantasy world exists at the Castle Charmeine, if I don’t have an edge of common facts and beliefs.
Two of my characters are Shane and Sandra, who served in the US War in Iraq. The couple needed to have those skills and characteristics learned in the US Army and being in harm’s way for extended period.
I guess for me, being a fantasy writer is a joy, because the writing can go wherever your mind tells it to.
I do include Heavenly and Hellish aspects in my books. However, the novels are not about religion. It is about love . . . acceptance and steadfast.
I know that the genre of Paranormal Romance is not everyone’s cup of tea.
I’m not going to say I don’t care if people read my book or not.
However, it only takes one . . .
One person to read The Light-Bearer Series
One person to like The Light-Bearer Series
One person to tell others how they enjoyed The Light-Bearer Series
One person to recommend The Light-Bearer Series.
I’m always wondering what people think about my little Paranormal Family at the Castle Charmeine.
I don’t usually read reviews.
I just keep my head above water and use my friends for support.
YOU, MY FRIENDS, are my lifelines!
Lots of love, Emily
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