I Believe


Why do we stop believing? Why does our imagination go to sleep, and rarely show itself?

Today I began outlining a part of my next novel, and for some reason this popped into my head. Why?

Why do we allow the magic of this world to fade?

We reach a certain age, and begin to hear ‘it’s time to grow up – take on some responsibilities’. I say poppycock! The two do not have to go hand in hand. Yes you need to be responsible, and make tough decisions: be an adult. What does that have to do with growing up?

There needs to be more magic in our lives. Go back to days laying in a bed of wildflowers, listening to fairies giggle all about you. Days where your decisions depended on a daisies petals. Creating bouquets from dandelions. Rain never stopped anything from happening, only changed what was going on.

I remember picking up a stick and pretending it was a wand. “Grow taller” I would order a tree, and it would respond by stretching even higher into the sky. Standing on a cliff I would demand the wind blow harder, and it would make certain to act accordingly.

So dance in the rain! If you take children to a park, play with them. Stare at the clouds, and create a world of your own within the shapes. Use a daisy to make a choice. Play and laugh.

Bring back magic lost. You just might be better for it.


Trying Something New


I would like to start by saying, I hate daylight savings.

So last week, after thinking about it for quite a few months, I decided to launch a newsletter. Too often I get told, from many people, that they wished I posted contests and stuff. My reply: I always do them, and they are on FB. Well low and behold, barely anyone pays attention to my Facebook Page. I’m stunned.

These revelations led me to decide to do this newsletter. If you are interested in signing up, just go to my website, and a pop up will ask you to sign up. This has to be done on an actual computer or tablet. I had to deactivate it for mobile. Messing up things. If you only have your phone, go to the contacts tab, and send me a note saying you wish to sign up. See..easy.

One thing to note; this is a quarterly newsletter. So you won’t be getting things every week demanding you buy my books, or other such nonsense, with the first one coming in April. My plan is to have little tidbits of info in each one, along with plans for giveaways. Pretty much all things Melarandra. Of course, if there are things you would like to see, let me know!

So go, sign up, support ridiculous ideas.