I write my novels based on my dreams. They come like epic movies often complete with first names, locales, troubles, and plot twists. I write rather unusual family sagas. My main family happens to be vampires.
Readers are very remarkable people. They often share with me amazing insights that they have found in my books. One reader told me that the vampire in my book is really an “every man,” meaning they could identify with all the very human problems the vampire has while trying to blend into a human world. She loved to find out that my vampires go to church.
It’s true. I run on the principle that a vampire is just what he or she was in human life only the things they care about are bigger. It comes from the strigoi (Romanian for vampire). For example, that if a person was a foodie in life, they would be a foodie as a vampire.
One reader told me that she loved The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars because Prince Răzvan is a uniter of different people around a common cause. She also thought he was more romantic than King Max of the Vampire King of New York, although she admitted that she was a big Max fan.
Instead of posting to Nights of Passion, people usually send me messages via Facebook. Sometimes on Twitter. I also get private email as my firstname.lastname@example.org address is publically posted somewhere. I enjoy every single comment.
While I was undergoing cancer chemotherapy, my dreams were very disjointed similar to getting a piece of a puzzle but they are really from several puzzles mixed together. Laughing. I credit my fellow writers on Writers Helping Writers Facebook Group for helping me through the mess of my mind under chemo. They encouraged me to keep writing even if it didn’t always make sense. Writing would comfort me.
My editor comforted me with the job of proofing The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars.
Still working on the book I promised a friend about my experience with cancer.
So now I am on the other side, recovering from cancer. My brain is actually crowded with books. And last night when my furnace broke, I dreamt I was sleeping in a box with the other homeless of New York City. I have a feeling there’s a book in there.
If you write, follow your dreams. You never know what wonders you’ll learn. If you’re not a writer, I encourage you to keep a dream journal. Dreams give us insights into our lives.
To see a dream journal of mine up close and personal, read The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars. It’s available at https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Blanket-Stars-Arnhem-Knights/dp/1796926760 I found the series of dreams so exciting, that I can’t wait every night to dream.
Sweet dreams and writing!
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!
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