Out of Time: What Does It Mean?

Yesterday was so much fun and so exhausting jumping from one website to another and back to here, I never really got a chance to talk much about my book. So I thought I’d do a little of that today.

The title of my new romantic fantasy/fantasy romance is Out of Time. It’s a play on words. The main characters are from a dimension that is literally outside of our time. But they are also under attack and running out of time.

Time is the only noncorporeal entity I know of that is referred to as a commodity. And that’s because we as mortal humans realize we have a limited amount of it. You can’t touch it, but you can run out of it. You can’t hold it but it can escape you. You can save it, but you can’t stop it. If you’re not paying attention, hours pass in the blink of an eye, but if you watch the clock, a minute can take forever.

img_4398Behind my desk, I have what I call a little “meditation garden” on a shelf. It’s just a little doll bench, a plate full of pebbles I collected on the beach and a terrarium. You can see part of it in the picture on the right. When I feel time slipping by too fast, I sit still for a minute looking at my meditation garden and breathing.

Today I plan to take a lot of breathing moments. I named my blog “Breathe” on purpose. It’s supposed to remind me to stop every now and then. It’s not always easy to do that in today’s world, but I think it’s all the more valuable. We get so caught up in everything the world demands of us, we forget we’re only human. And our time is limited.

If you’d like to take a short breathing moment today, check out the interview the nice folks at Boundless Minds did with me about Out of Time. You can find it here: Boundless Minds Interview. I’ll be checking in from time to time, so if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them over there or here.

Here’s a question I’d like to leave you with: What do you do when you feel time slipping by too fast?