Spring is when I make my New Year resolutions.  Like spring cleaning, I try to abandon those practices or thoughts that have not worked.  This philosophy usually lasts as long as the spring cleaning.  But a friend of mine once told me that she would think about doing something then do the opposite of what she would have done in the past.  I’ve tried this but it really doesn’t work for me.  I guess I’m too cautious.  This spring I’ve resolved to get out more, not stay stuck to the computer writing.  I know I’ll break that resolution but it was a good thought.  I’ve also decided to exercise more.  Yeah right.

One of my favorite things about spring is daffodils.  I’m not a gardener like my friend and author Beth Trissel (Heavens no! In no time, I can make a fossil of any living plant), but I love the flowers.  Our car club hosts a bluebonnet drive each year into the Hill Country.  The fields look like seas of blue.
And my thoughts do turn to love.  Two new characters are whispering in my ear to write their story.  I don’t have a plot yet or any idea where to go with it, but I’m very intrigued by their love affair.  I’m not sure I can get away with it because the story parallels the Edward VIII/Wallis Simpson match.  This would be my first venture outside the paranormal.
Normally, I write about vampires, demons, fallen angels or I have been working on a story about centaurs.    Black Swan from The Wild Rose Press introduces my vampire characters and the mythos of their world.  When it was released, the story was Best of Week here at LASR.  I doubt that spring would be ideal for vampires, due to the longer days.  My vampires are light sensitive, but they are viral mutations not the Undead.
Please visit my web site for a free read, a vampire story called Vampyre Hunt.  http://www.lindanightingale.com.   Black Swan available at The Wild Rose Press.
Obviously, Spring is when I ramble.  Enjoy your Spring and Summer.


  1. What beautiful flower pictures!


  2. That must be nice every year to see the bluebonnets, it must be pretty amazing to see.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  3. I love bluebonnets but never get to see them up close- sounds like a lovely drive. Spring cleaning doesn’t last very long for me either..lol

    Good luck with your two new characters- I think it’s good to experiment out side of your normal genre …..


  4. Wander all you want, Linda. As long as what you see ends up in a novel!

  5. Rambling is good, especially for your creative side. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next, Linda!

  6. Thanks everyone for dropping by! I forgot to add to the post that one commenter will be drawn to win a Black Swan coffee mug.

    Happy Tuesday!

  7. Happy Spring.
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  8. Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the flowers is?
    Obviously in Texas.


  9. THough I don’t like spring cleaning, I do love the results of it. So yeah, I’m looking forward in doing it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  10. Love your poem Joni! Booklover, I haven’t persuaded myself to spring clean yet. Still working on it. I always seem to prefer spending time with my characters than a broom.

  11. I really enjoyed your post. I enjoyed hearing about the bluebonnets, we don’t have them in Louisiana, but I have seen many pictures of them and they are very pretty. I love the cover on your novel. Good luck with the characters whispering in your ear:)


  12. I’m curious to find out how the story for your new characters works out!

  13. What no computer time. I would be lost without it. I got to check yout fallen angel book.


  14. Fun rambling! I love spring, too.

  15. Beautiful flower pictures. The flowers is what I love about spring.


  16. Congrats Judy. You won the Black Swan coffee mug. I’ll contact you.

    Thanks everyone for dropping by and commenting.

  17. Love the wildflowers.

  18. Linda, I loved your blog and pictures. Sorry if I am late.

  19. i find excercising always seems to supercharge my muse. It’s a grudging arrangement we’ve made

  20. A story involving centaurs has so much potential – along with a few pitfalls. Good luck with it

    keytons at btinternet dot com

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