Hey, hope your mojo is sharing your day.
My mojo disappeared for a while there.
As many of you know, I am currently writing my very first children’s book. I am so excited about it, and it has been going so well. Devising new interesting characters, creating magical settings. I have a long, long way to go with lots of things to learn and discover but I am loving the process.
Until I reached a point where all my characters seemed to run away and hide in their newfound magical Celtic setting. I searched and searched, but they had disappeared. They just weren’t talking to me any more.
I sat down at my desk to write every day for over a week and did not write anything. I researched and read but yet there were no signs of my characters or muse returning.
But then, true to his most amazing and supportive form, my gorgeous husband took me away for a trip to the Scottish Highlands! How lucky am I?
The drive up there from Manchester was a long but incredibly beautiful one. The Scottish Highlands are truly spectacular, and I am so happy that I decided to set my stories there. It feels so magical, as though the land could talk to you at any moment.
We visited forests and Lochs – it was incredible.
Guess who came a’running out from here?
My beautiful characters followed closely by my Mojo. Can you see them there just disappearing out of the top right corner? They had been hiding there playing and exploring all this time!
That night, when I got to our hotel, I opened the laptop and wrote. So happy to have them back with me.
The following morning the sun was up. Very unusual for May in the Highlands, so we were incredibly fortunate that it came out for us. We set off for home taking a slight detour to Loch Ness. My son is a little obsessed with all things mythical, and we couldn’t have gone there without picking up something for him.
At the edge of Loch Ness, we spotted an old castle. We stopped to take a look. The scenery was amazing but a truly serendipitous moment was when we realised where we were. It won’t mean anything to you now, but, if you continue to follow my book writing journey and as I reveal more, you will hopefully get the same goosepimples I did. Oh my goodness, I just got them again, hehe!
So, now I am home with my characters and my mojo in tow. The most important thing here though is my family who I am more than grateful for every single day. Thank you, so much Jon for an incredibly inspiring trip and your constant love and support. I love you xx
Happening This Week
Alexi Era’s Catharsis is still showing in Eugene but will soon be coming to an end to make way for another fabulous exhibition, ‘Feathered Dwellings’.
My piece below, ‘Open Hearted’ is showing as part of Catharsis and purchase enquiries can be made through Aunia Kahn at the gallery.
Catharsis Runs: May 4-25, 2018
More Information or Purchase Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.901.1223
I think by now you already know, hehe! I am back on track thank you to my wonderful husband and my fabulous writing cheerleaders; Catherine, Colleen, Emma, Melanie and Victoria – you are all amazing, and I wouldn’t be doing this without you! <3
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Lots of Big-Eyed Love,