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Guest Blogger: Eliza Gayle
Friday, February 1st, 2013

Reality Versus Fantasy

One of the most challenging things we can do as an author or maybe the easiest if like me, you eagerly look forward to slipping into the fantasy of a good book, is to create those special moments while dealing with the reality of life behind the scenes.

What reality you say? Well, in my case I’ve been going through a major renovation of the house my husband and I recently bought and we’ve had a lot of ups and downs. Many of the highlights include a beautiful new kitchen, a cozy and functional office and an expanded master bedroom.

Then there are the shocking and unexpected discoveries such as when you take down a cabinet in the laundry room and discover a small spot of wet wall and mold which then morphs into an entire rotted exterior wall that has to be removed and rebuilt in the middle of winter.

Now when I watch HGTV and see the homeowners near tears when more and more problems are found during the renovation process–I get it! (That is when I’m allowed to watch HGTV. My husband threatens to ban that channel every time I come up with a new “project” *grins*)

It’s during times like these where I have to dig deep and put aside the harsh reality of the disgusting bathroom we are currently tearing apart—

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And begin to imagine this scene instead.

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Or when the reality of the contractor who showed up to do the plumbing is nothing like the fantasy you had in my mind threatens the image in my head of the slice of near perfect alpha male perfection I want to show up in my book…

Despite the ups and downs of reality we all must go through and the challenge of writing under very uncomfortable situations to meet our deadlines, I’m eternally grateful that life is never boring. It might make me want to pull my hair out more often than I’d like, but it keeps me on my toes and hopefully strengthens my brain for the next challenge lurking around the corner.

At least when we need a break from the reality of day-to-day life, we can pick up a book and slip into a new world. What would we do without them?

Thank you so much to Delilah for hosting me today. It’s always great to come and visit.

Eliza

EC_dom_tucker_600Eliza Gayle lives a life full of sexy shapeshifters, blood boiling vamps and a dark desire for bondage…until she steps away from her computer and has to tend to her family.

Check out Eliza’s brand new release, Purgatory Masters: Tucker’s Fall, or her many other books listed on her website at elizagayle.net.

9 comments to “Guest Blogger: Eliza Gayle”

  1. ronnie cornett
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      · February 1st, 2013 at 11:17 am · Link

    Loved Tucker’s Fall! :!: I have many of Eliza’s books…all good….so glad you’re on Delilah’s (another of my favorite authors) blog today :!:



  2. Rita Wray
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      · February 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am · Link

    My husband and I watch HGTV every night. I love the renovations, the other night they found a rat’s nest in the wall. Can you imagine sleeping in the room where rats have a nest in the wall. I think I would have to move.



  3. Belinda Baker
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      · February 1st, 2013 at 12:59 pm · Link

    If I didn’t have books for mini getaways, they would have locked me up long ago.



  4. Becky H
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      · February 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm · Link

    How cool is this? One of my favorite authors, hosting another of my favs on her blog! Love you both! HGTV… Another budget buster for me. All those fun looking projects and not money for any of it. Lucky *grins* you. I really loved Tucker’s Fall. Can’t wait for the next one. Fantasy instead of reality please. Thank you for sharing!



  5. sharon chalk
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      · February 1st, 2013 at 8:43 pm · Link

    so glad you were in Delilahs,blog,because until today I had sadly not heard of you,its amazing how many authors Ive been able to access now that I have a computer,the bookstore certainly does not carry all these great authors,specially in the paranormal which I love,and so I went to your site,to got what I could ,I saw a couple of titles that either I missed or are not on Amazon but might be on the publishers site,so thank you for appearing on Delilahs blog so that I could discover you,I have a feeling you are easily gonna be one of my new favorites!!!



  6. Melissa Porter
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      · February 1st, 2013 at 11:56 pm · Link

    Oh I am going to have to get this on my need to get list.
    Thanks for sharing. :-)
    :-P



  7. Z
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      · February 2nd, 2013 at 12:33 am · Link

    Ah yes, the reality of family, that’s why I read.
    Z



  8. June M.
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      · February 2nd, 2013 at 1:53 am · Link

    I love HGTV…and that bathroom is beautiful :)



  9. Eliza Gayle
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      · February 2nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Thank you all so much your lovely comments. Nice to see so many of you are right there with me watching HGTV.