If you have seen my website (www.shiftersnovelseries.com), you may have read my bio and then you would know that I have always loved both reading and writing. Just last week, I had a refresher course on just how long this has been my passion. I found a journal that I kept during my teens (and as you might have guessed, no good can ever come of that).
Actually, though, something good did come from it. Do you know what I found, as I read through the pages alternately mortified and fascinated by the person that I used to be–and in many ways still am? Amazingly, I found the seeds of the idea that has become the Shifter Novel Series.
Most of the entries in the journal are dreams that I recorded. In one dream, which I had more than *murmur, murmur* years ago, I dreamed about chasing a green-eyed panther through a jungle. (Yes, I really do dream in color; don’t try to tell me I don’t 🙂 ) I also was, during the time that I was keeping that journal, thinking about writing a children’s story (granted, I was thinking about a younger age group than the target audience for Interlopers).
I had forgotten all of that. In the years since I kept that journal, most of my fiction efforts have been focused on adult novels. I have written one and begin many others. Most of which I thought were good but none of which have inspired the same…joy or excitement…that my Shifters Novel Series makes me feel. Interesting, really, that I had the idea for it so many years ago. Finding that journal kind of reaffirms my feeling that I have come home with this series; that this series is my story to tell.