Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I'm haunted by the images I see in my head, and those I see in my house. 

I don't know how many of you out there live in a house full of ghost, but that is what seems to always happen to me.  Do they follow me?  I sometimes wonder, although the man I used to see on my old house, the one who shouted at night if he didn't like the way the furniture was arranged or how the garden spot was not a big patch of weed, that guy seems to be absent.  Of course, they tore his house down and put in storage units there.  I wonder what he thinks about that?

In this new house, I see more ghost and people milling around than I ever did in my old house.  Could it be it you live in a house built more than thirty years ago, and the old people who lived there are no longer alive, that house is automatically haunted?  I don't know.

I also wonder if the sort of people who lurk around behind my house in the orchard bring their own spirits with them.  I can always tell when there is someone back there and up to no good, becuase the activity increases.  Well, if you have any ideas, let me know.

Being a writer, you might think that it is all in my head, well I have to admit there are many more spirits wandering around in there.  To be sure, they even speak to me, shout at me (like the man in my old house, although he wasn't telling me to write his story) and definately want to get out on the paper.  But that's a whole 'nother ball games.  I think most writers would agree with me.

However, the thing that haunts me most, is finding the perfect cover for my next book.  It is a gladiator romance.  What?  I know you just said that, but it's true.  A gladiatior romance.   Try as I might, I haven't been able to find a picture of a well built black man, (think telc' of Stargate fame) and a girl with dirty-dish water- blone hair, also with muscles galore.  You wouldn't think that would be so hard, but man, dress in Gladiator garb to boot, well now, that does pose a problem. 

I see what I want right before my eyes, but can't find anything to make it a reality.  So there you have it.  The things that drive someone, okay an already crazy person who has people telling her what to do, like me crazy.

Writers!  Can you believe it!