Down Every Road Is A Story
Rarely is that road straight and smooth, (besides where's the tale in an uneventful trip?). In fact there are times when you swerve to miss a pot hole and find you've run off the road completely. Yet, it's in those moments we spend off the beaten path that we find our truest self. I say ditch the map. Toss your itinerary out the window. Turn off your GPS and follow your heart. Embrace the twists and turns, the detours and yes..., even the 'dead ends.' Back up, start over, and turn left this time. I followed my own advice, and found my muse waiting there for me. If I hadn't ventured down a side road and peeked around the corner, I would have never found her. She whispered in my ear, hinting that there were stories that had been waiting for me. Her laughter led the way as she danced off into the moonlight, with me racing after her.
One thing I know for sure..., it's NEVER too late for your dream to find you.
My tag line is: Romance may be pretty, but love stories are real. Ah, yes, love stories.
I chase them down with a passion, unwilling to settle for the tale that sits on the surface... I dig until I reveal the truth. Beneath the pretty layers we present to the world, we find relationships stripped of pretense. Stories of life and love and family. Standing in their raw vulnerability, we see our friends, our sisters..., ourselves. Barefaced, they are even more beautiful. Without a protective shield we are able to recognize them for who they truly are.
Down deep is where the real story lives, and that's exactly where I want to be when I'm writing. Because love is messy. And glorious. I want to roll around in a story and fall in love.
Want to come with me?