I just finished my second book, "Apache Moon", in my series, "Out of the Mist". I decided to take a break before I did my rewrite of "Animus Rising", the third in the series and continue with a second series that I have in progress, "Free".
The books in this series are going to be illustrated (perhaps heavily). I decided that it would be best if I found models for the characters, at least for the lead character.
Sunday, I went to East Creek reservoir for a day or recreation. Of course, I cannot just spend time on recreation, so I drew what I thought my lead character would look like (drawing to left).
I had no idea of where I would find a model for this character, but today I thought I would trust to the Universe. I got on my bike after doing some painting for a friend, closed my eyes and decided to let the Universe lead me to her.
Normally, when riding my bike I am extremely aware of everything around me (from a sheer sense of survival), but today, all I was aware of was where I was being led. I tried using senses centered around my head and felt as if I was being led. However, just the heat of the sun on my face seemed to interfere, so I decided to follow my heart.
There were a few times that I wandered off course, but quickly recovered. I ended up at the center of one of the areas malls where I felt the sense that was leading me stop. I closed my eyes to try and feel more, but felt nothing. Then I opened up my eyes and the woman that I had drawn the day before was standing right in front of me, light curly blonde hair and all. I told her the story, gave her my number, and now we will see if she calls.