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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Dangers Of Working With Imaginary People: Guest Blog for Karma by Donna Augustine

The Dangers Of Working With Imaginary People

As a writer, you spend most of your days having conversations with people who don’t exist. From my neighbor’s point of view, sometimes it probably looks like I’m pacing around my kitchen, talking to myself. In my world, I’m talking to my leading man in his living room, explaining why someone needs to die tonight. Although this might sound entertaining, there are some downsides to having your life occupied by people in your head.
One of the pitfalls is you might start to like them better than the real people. When they do lousy things, it’s stuff you put them up to. You also usually get an apology exactly the way you want it and with just the right amount of groveling.
There’s also the issue of everyone in your real life becoming character fodder. I’ve always been more of a watcher/listener but it’s taken on new highs lately. Every word or gesture said around me is examined for possible entry into my other world. The way someone orders their dinner, or taps their foot, may become part of my alternate reality.

It’s sometimes hard to remember why exactly it is you need the real world, too. Why do I want to hear someone droning on about the most mundane aspects of their day when I’ve got life and death issues to handle in my alternate reality? Those are the times I have to shut off the computer and remind myself that I need to get out among the living again. And yes, those living breathing beings can get annoying when they don’t do everything I tell them to, like in my stories, but they’ve got some pluses, too. When I get sick, they visit me. My characters visit too but not once have they brought me soup. I try and return the favor of their nice gesture by not droning on for hours about my books.

Donna Augustine

Karma Series
Book One
Donna Augustine

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing

Date of Publication: July 9, 2014

ISBN: 0692248463

Number of pages: 344
Word Count: 72,000

Cover Artist: Donna Augustine

Book Description:

People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad. It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted it. 

Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp, and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf.

But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself and I have to see him constantly. It's unavoidable, since we're hunting the same man, my murderer.

Available at Amazon

I was immediately drawn into the story and once I started I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book in the series. ~ Review by BookGirl

About the Author:

Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.

A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing, or overdosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.


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