by Lilliana Rose
Johan Rogers is a sharpshooting family lawyer who is close to burn out. This is affecting his ability with the Magiks and his once reliable skill as a medium. On a whim, he’s come south to Edi’s shop, Crystal Sands, for a break over the summer solstice. He’s looking for fun, nothing serious, and definitely no commitment.
That’s how things start with the stunning Nova. But then a side of him he’s repressed to be a lawyer begins to emerge. Can he get a handle on his emotions, or will Nova help him to realize his full potential with the Magiks?
Nova McGinnis is struggling to find her unique skill with the Magiks. She’s been repressed too long, and despite Edi’s help, her ability is erratic at best. It’s been nearly a month of trying and she’s made minimal progress. Frustrated, she sees Johan as the perfect distraction.
It was meant to be just a summer love affair, but things are developing into something more lasting. Will a hot love affair prevent Nova from discovering her Magik ability, or help her?
Snatching Time to Write
By Lilliana Rose
Sometimes when and where I write isn’t planned or dependant on the muse, but a practicality. As much as I want to be in the magical space of creating with the natural ebb and flow of inspiration, I can’t always to this, because writing a book might take way too long and then run the risk of never getting finished (or at least that’s my fear!). For me, writing is a balance between the creative writing flow, but also being practical and smart, and learning to write whenever and wherever. And if this means a book ends up written, then this is a good thing.
I’ll give you an example. The other day, I did my usual writing (which was actually editing), then while at the shopping centre I went and did a few jobs. During this time, bubs fell asleep. A deep sleep. One which I was very reluctant to wake him from, even though by this time I was more than ready to go home. I was tired and not at all inspired to write. Despite these feelings I had an instinct to go to a café, grab a coffee, and just get writing. To give it a go, and see what I might end up writing.
I listened to my gut. Found a café, and got a small coffee. I’m glad I did. Because even though I was tired, and wanting to go home, I managed to write quite a bit. A lot actually. So, it was a very satisfying session as I hadn’t planned on writing on that book at all that day. Because writing has become a habit for me, when the time unexpectedly presented itself to me to write, I could do it, even though I didn’t completely feel like it. Maybe I was visited by my muse that day and didn’t realise. Or perhaps it was due to the coffee. Either way it was a great unexpected day for writing my story.
When I got home, I decided some fresh air was in order, so I got bubs back in the pram, put Kimba (my dog) on the lead, and off we went to walk along the beach. During this time, my mind started composing an blurb I had worked on previously but wasn’t happy with it. Suddenly my thoughts were ordered, and how to fix the blurb became clear in my head. I didn’t want to lose this insight. I didn’t have my computer with me. Or notebook and pen. Fortunately, I did have my phone. So, I sat on a bench and wrote them into the notes section of my phone capturing the new version of the abstract which I could write up on my computer later.
So, for a day which was going to be a bit unproductive writing wise, turned out to be very successful. Only because I was open to snatching time to write. This is the writer’s journey, going with the unexpected. It isn’t always easy to do, but when I manage it, and I’m aware of this process, it amazes me, and reminds me that there is a bit of magic hidden in the creative journey.
About Lilliana Rose
Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
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