On more than one occasion when working on a manuscript, the voices also give me
signs. Small things that coincide with what is going on within the pages.
Tears of Betrayal was my first novel. I was new to the world of writing then, therefore, I did not know to watch for the signs. There have been plenty, now that I know what to look for. Once on an outing with my husband we were discussing TOB, when out of the
blue, a guy stuck his head in the door of the shop and called out for an employ
named Amber. Amber is the leading lady in the novel. Random? Perhaps. But, to me
it was a sign.
When I was writing Somewhere in My Dreams, I would hear or see numerous
references to Dolly. Dolly Pardon, Dollywood, Dolly Madison, so much in fact,
that I ended up incorporating that very subject into the book.
When I was working on The King of My Heart, a storyline that includes
an Elvis impersonator, there was Elvis everything! Commercials for the long dead King, random songs on the radio, and the strangest, a single poster of Elvis on a bathroom wall. The only décor, in an otherwise bare room.
So it is that I have learned to watch for the signs and smile my acknowledgement when I see them.
I am currently working on a time travel romance. I started in mid August, and only now is it really beginning to "speak" to me. It keeps me up at night, follows me on my errands, talking to me while I am driving, shopping or walking the dog. And now it is also giving me its signs. Dragonflies! Dragonflies are within the pages of the manuscript, and are also now following me where I go. I saw three during my latest outing.
Coincidence? I think not!