The voices are back. And it’s wonderful!
I always knew they could come unbidden, often at inappropriate times when I wasn’t within pencil reach. And I’ve long been aware that voices – indeed entire plots – visit me in dreams.
But I didn’t anticipate that the voices would abandon me entirely. It seemed like such a betrayal for them to depart at the same time my body succumbed to a relentless winter virus.
Would it not have been more fitting to be entertained by snatches of inspiration as I moped about the house or reclined lethargically?
Okay, I did lots of reading, and scrolled through endless Twitter and Facebooks feeds. But the voices refused to appear.
Then just as I was beginning to fear that they were gone forever, they danced back into my consciousness.
Strangely, along with the arrival of the voices has come a notion to change my author name. In my current manuscript-in-progress, an author not only writes under a pseudonym, she hides behind it.
In my case, while hiding might be tempting, it’s more about Gloria Pearson-Vasey being too long to fit properly on a book cover.
I’ve been playing with G.J. Pears, Glen Pears, Glynda Pearswolf, G.J. Pearswolf ….
So what do you think? Stick with the old or go for new?
Gloria: I ‘ve never visited your blog. . . I like the idea of a pseudonym. G. J. Pears would look good on a cover. I have to tell you my voices have left me for taller grass too. I need to find a way to flush them out.
So nice to hear from you, Sue! The voices will return.