Many novels and movies are about the ever-curious question, ‘What if?’
What if I’d been the popular cheerleader or the star quarterback?
What if I studied harder and got a scholarship to an Ivy League college?
What if I asked that girl or guy out in college?
What if I waited for that great position instead of taking an entry level?
What if? What if? What if?
I’ll warn you ahead of time; I put most of my protagonists through hell before I dangle a ‘happily ever after’ in front of them. Sometimes, I don’t even provide a glimmer of light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
I always give them hope, though, something to cling to or a want to prove their worth, mostly the innate desire to succeed and overcome. And since I believe all stories need a little romance, I usually give them a confidant or helper along the way.
The most surprising thing throughout all of this is that once my character makes it to the end of the story…they usually wouldn’t change a thing.
Yes…it’s me writing it, but it feels real to me. I’m in my character’s head, I feel their inner wants and desires, and I feel how they do at the end. And yes…I even shed a tear when my character loses—and wins.
As the axiom states, ‘What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’ is so true. We are stronger when we triumph over adversity. We appreciate what we have when we’ve lost everything at one point. We cling to love when we know what it’s like to be lonely.
If we’ve never felt pain, we wouldn’t know how great it feels not to be in pain. If we’ve never lost someone close to us, we wouldn’t know that we need to cherish the ones we love.
This is what I write about in my books. In every story, you’ll get a budding romance, a mystery, and a thread of suspense that weaves through both genres as you wonder who—if anyone—will receive their happily ever after.
Warning…like life, not everyone gets an HEA, but I'll always leave you with a smile.
Until next time, happy reading!
Thank you for stopping by my place and reading my musings. Remember, these are just my opinions and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section, and I promise you I will answer. If you’re curious about what I write, please visit one of my author pages, where you can read all about my novels and short stories. And hey, I’ll even give you a free book just for stopping by.
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