Got a few things to get through today, but I’ll start with the most important. (Important to me anyway)
Desires Revealed Update
After several weeks of nail-biting anxiety, my editor has returned my manuscript for Desires Revealed. There is much work to be done before it will be ready for publication, but not as much as I had anticipated.
I’ve already started on the necessary changes and additions. So now it is only a matter of time before I will be able to announce its release. As always I will keep you informed of the current status.
This past week I received an email asking me (once again) about being turned into a vampire, but this time the wannabe vampire wanted to know more about what abilities they would have once changed.
I truly understand the human fascination with vampires, because I am just as fascinate by humans, but … There is much more to being a vampire other than the fact we are stronger and faster than humans. When I receive emails such as I did this week, I can’t help but wonder if I completely wasted my time writing Vampires Revealed. Why did I go to such lengths to explain vampires to you if the majority of humans are going to totally disregard the information within.
Anyway, to anyone considering they may want to be a vampire I say this… give serious and lengthy thought to what it is you are giving up: being human. You may have a limited life span but it can be one heck of ride if you give it half a chance.
When Humans Don’t Know How To Be Human
Regular readers will be familiar with my assistant Rachel. Recently she met a man and so far so good. They have a lot in common but enough differences to keep things interesting.
Rachel spends far too much time alone, and I was very pleased when she told me she was seeing someone. For awhile I thought I could sense some ambivalence in her emotions; but you know, we vampires aren’t so great at interpreting human feelings. I didn’t want to question Rachel in case I was making trouble where there was none.
Over the past week (it has been non-stop action at Bektamun Central) this sense of ambivalence has been increasing. Finally I could no longer put off sitting Rachel down and having a good talk. I was right, there was something bothering her.
The problem it seems is that Mr X is completely incapable of displaying, sharing or even acknowledging emotion. At first I thought she must have unwittingly begun dating a vampire.
As best I could I tried to help Rachel. She is quite the romantic and can easily fall in love. Sometime too easily and I don’t want to see her get hurt by Mr Freeze.
It was clear that Rachel really likes this guy, but she was having serious doubts. She didn’t know if she should let him know how much she cared, when he showed so little indication of wanting to hear it.
His scent was all over, so it wasn’t hard for me to track him down. When I found him I entered his mind and was overwhelmed with surprise with his thoughts. His mind was literally flooded with thoughts or Rachel. He was remembering again and again the time they spent together, how much he liked her smile, the way her hair moved when she laughed. I was taken aback. Before finding him I had been ready to scare the fear of God into him, but now I didn’t know what to do.
The solution to Rachel’s problem is a story for another day. But this got me to thinking; why do so many humans struggle with being human?
Emotions are a perfectly natural thing. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, angry, frustrated etc. But if you are happy and it is someone that makes you happy, why can’t you tell them?
Okay so you are insecure and worried they don’t feel the same way. Have you ever stopped to think that may be exactly what they are thinking.
Now listen up humans, because what I’m about to tell you is critical. Emotions are raw, naked honesty. Emotions cannot lie. Sharing your emotions is the most important method you have available to connect with other humans. Regardless of whether the emotion is good, bad or otherwise, you must share. And you, on the receiving end; you listen up too! When someone opens themselves up, bares their soul to you allowing you a glimpse of that raw emotion; there is nothing in the world more important than giving them your full attention.
What you need to remember my dear human friends, is that everyone around is just as scared and insecure as you are. And like you, they want to love and be loved.
Try being honest with yourself and those around you. It will do you a world of good. And if it doesn’t and you want to end it all, I could always use more snacks.