Yep. Those people are that special.
And they’re not who you think they are.
They’re the characters from my Past Life Series: David Bellotti, Lottie Morgan, and Galen Briscoe.
I’ve been buried in my third book like you wouldn’t believe (a book unrelated to the Series), and the other day I was listening to music on my iPhone, toying around with what I wanted to listen to, and the Past Life playlist appeared. I clicked it, for the hell of it, and Dawn Dancing by Adiemus played first and right away I was drawn back into these characters’ lives. I was living and breathing their thoughts and emotions, bound to them as if it was me living their lives firsthand.
Something maybe only a writer would understand. I think.
And, with that music, I was drawn back to the majesties of Ancient Egypt and those beautiful, amazing people who lived life to the fullest and who believed they could continue when they left this place. So breathtaking and otherworldly. So inspiring. So mystical.
The experience left me breathless in the way only a love affair can. And, at that moment, I realized that these characters — no, these people — are completely ingrained in my life. They are as much a part of me as those I live with in reality (though I’ll admit that, as a writer, those realities tend to blur).
See, earlier this year I discovered I needed the break from David and Lottie and Galen. But now? Now, I miss them terribly to the point my heart aches. And now, flickers of storyline for the next book are starting to emerge. And yes, if it goes the way I think it will, we’ll be back in ancient Egypt next year.
I can’t wait.
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