Friday, August 28, 2009
When Dreams Meet Reality
I'm over the moon excited to bring my blog tour to PF&HT. Thanks to all the hosts and readers for sharing this amazing experience with me—the release of my debut paranormal romantic suspense Dark Legacy. Check the excerpts on my blog, and you'll see that I'm fascinated with dreams these days. Probably because I'm right smack dab in the middle of living a dream come true!
Now, if you've read any of my classic romances from Harlequin and Silhouette, you already know that my characters have to work a bit for their happily ever afters. Dark Legacy's no exception. But it's the long road to something new that makes the journey and the reward that much sweeter—for a story's characters and in real life.
Take my word for it. I still love writing my Harlequins and hope I'll always have a footprint in classic romance. But I think I've been waiting to write my Legacy series since I penned those first few tentative sentences nearly ten years ago. Now that the timing's right, I have a super supportive new publisher with great plans for my books and an original idea I honestly think I can write into for many, many years to come. A contemporary paranormal world that I look forward to delving into each morning...because that's my job! What could be better?
No, it's still not easy. And there are always new dreams on my horizon. New things to aspire to and work super hard for. But that's what our dreams do for us, I think. They point the way and reveal what we're willing to sacrifice for. They're markers along the path, so we can look back when we celebrate an accomplishment and see how far we've come.
The key is to welcome your dreams in. Don't be afraid. Don't hide from them or avoid taking a closer look. Embrace your dreams, my friends. See the you you're wanting to be, and find a way to be just that! I promise, all the hard work and believing, no matter how difficult the journey, will pay off ;o)
I've been researching and writing about dreams for the last two years, but I've been in love with the beauty of dreams all my life. What's your experience with the stories your mind tells you each night, and the fantasies you secretly want for yourself when you're awake? How have dreams enriched and changed your life?
Leave a comment to be in the running for a signed Dark Legacy ARC. I'll be giving away 2 copies to PF&HT visitors today. And keep checking my blog www.annawrites.com/blog/ for more chances to win great prizes like Dream Flutters Jewelry, an XOXO Butterfly Purse and tomorrow's grand prize, a COACH Butterfly Purse, to celebrate Dark Legacy's June 25th release date!!!
To read an excerpt of DARK LEGACY, click HERE