Muse Musings

People keep asking me why I chose to set the world of my Awoken (Book One of the Viridian Saga) in Rhode Island. Well the amazing answer is… because of the ocean!

In a way, the ocean has always been one of my most passionate muses. I grew up in Ohio (Go Dayton Dragons!!!) but when I was fifteen, I spent a summer week with my aunt at Myrtle Beach, and experienced my very first romance. Not with a boy—with the ocean! That’s right, I fell in figurative love. In love with the breezy heat, the salty fragrances, the cries of the gulls taking wing on high.

Since then, the ocean has haunted my dreams, a primordial source of inspiration (and comfort) in the dark nebulous realm of sleep. Whenever I need to relax, I have half a dozen Youtube links of Soothing Ocean Sounds in my AOL bookmarks, just a click away. It is only natural that such a romantic element would work its way into my opus.

One day I hope to take my children to the seaside and share with them the invigorating power of the sounds of the crashing waves. Until then, they’ll have to be content with our favorite swimming hole, Caesar Creek. Let’s just hope silly billy Matt B doesn’t lose his shorts again like last summer! It was bad enough he was naked as a jaybird in front of all those people, but of course his brother had to play monkey-see-monkey-do. Moms of twins, you know what I mean! ;p  

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24 thoughts on “Muse Musings

  1. Your fucking reform anaprotestants disgust me! I mean, who Thinks “hey! I wanna reform anaprotestantism!” Youre religggion is fudging made up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And who names two boys Matt!!!! I ean, don´t you Think they be bullie? You fuccgingg reforrm annaprottestantiststs!!!!!! I HATE YOU ALL! YOU WILL BURN AND UR BUCK PROBLY SUGGS WTF EVEN IS A CTHUHUTL???!!!!!!

    HATE ALL REFORM ANAPROTESTANTS F4R LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • you shoud just back off buddy!!11! you dont now her story! everbody shuld have the religion thet want may it be christin or reform anaprostestant or asian!! your teh discusting one!!don listen to hese h8trs serra you’re book is amazing!1!!

      • no u need to stfu DONTT U KNOW REFORM ANAPROTESTENTS ARE A FUKIN CULT LIKE $CIENTOLOGISTS AND TEH AMISH!!!!!!! STOP LISTENING TO THERE BULLSHIT AND WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!!

      • HAH! Asian inst a region, lik rf anastants, ITS A FUCKING CONTIGNENT!!!!!!!
        and its not called christin ITS CHRISTINA!!! UR STUPID SOW WHY WOUD WE LISSEN 2 U????!!!1!!!

      • @EFORM ANAPORTESTENTS ARE A SCAM:
        I like that u spell $cientoLOLogy with $ cuz they only want to make Money!!! 😀

      • @Reform ANAlprotestans SUGGSS BIG THYME!!!!!!!!: yea just lik fuckng reform anaprotesnts. BOYCOT THIS PEECE OF SHIT BOOK!!!!! ITS ACKTULLY ANALRPROSTENT PROPAGANDA DO YOU WANT YR KIDS INDOCTRINATED BI TEH ANALPROPSTENTS GOOGLE ANLRPOSTENT ILLUMINATY FEMA DEATH CKAMPS WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE ITSS TOO LATE!!!!!!

  2. One time I went to the ocean. A seagull pecked me in the head so I had to go to the Doctor and get stitches. I never went again.

  3. I remember going down to the ocean every year when I was a kid. One time we tried to set off fireworks on the beach at night, and the whole box went off at once! We never did it again after that, but it was a lot of fun.

    Looking forward to your book!

  4. I wish more people were capable of being as deep and insightful as you Serra. The world would be a much better place.

  5. Wow Serra! Looking at your passion for the ocean, I can really see the inspiration for your book and your site theme, haha. I think it’s cute.
    Hope Andi’s and Riley’s love will be as passionate and beautiful as your love for the sea. 🙂

  6. I agree, this is a pretty charming page. Also I enjoy doing some art so this is inspiring me to go deep into that ocean thematic you have going on, 😉 Good luck.

    • Oh MattB, don’t worry about what your mom says! It’s a mothers job to embarrass and socially scar her children for life. But don’t worry we can keep a secret 🙂
      Luv u Serra! Can’t wait to read ur book!

      • keep a secret on the intrenet uhuh right and im the kind of france
        no im not you cant tell though but im not thats the point im trying to make

  7. You sound like such a fantab mom, how do you do it all!? You go girl! Can’t wait to read your latest work lol! Represent! 😄 Lovin’ it!
    God Bless!

  8. Gosh, Serra, you really are an amazingly insightful woman! You can just tell from reading this that you’re book is going to be amazing(!) since you are obviously taking inspiration straight from the heart. 🙂 And, I just have to say, every time I look at your website theme, it just makes me relax and sit back and think of all the amazing oceanside trips I’ve had in my lifetime. Amazing that it does that, isn’t it!? God bless – Carrol (also a mother of five!)

  9. So inspiring! By how you relax to the sound of ocean, I can tell we share the same totem animal: the whale!

    I can just imagine myself, this wallowing massive creature, majestically gliding through the waves, warbling my eternal songs through the dark of the depths…

  10. I lurve the beach as well as the next lady but the moving worm and fish and stuff all over your site kinda freaks me out!!!!

  11. Wooooow. I never got down this far. The bottom of the page is all sandy and there’s a snail down here. Coooool. Anyway, I had a friend who found a dead body on the beach. Ooooh. There’s also a vocanic vent and a pearl. I like pearls. Riley fan forever!!!!!!!! CAnt wait to read more.

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