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Author Doug Summerfield lives in the Denver area and spends most of his writing time in the mountains of Colorado. A peaceful place, where time stands still if you will only let it. Writing is a slow process. It takes time to create and shape something extraordinary. Something to brighten the everyday world with excitement and hopefully let us see life is out there just waiting for us to... go for it!
Most of us spend a lifetime trying to get ahead, from the excitement and promise of youth through middle age and the graceful rest of retirement. Many, just content to survive and others foraging ahead to whatever future awaits them. It’s a journey, a lifetime journey we only get one shot at. Too many times we bypass life in our quest for whatever. We miss many important events that could be earth shattering if we would only recognize what is coming our way. It’s the journey, not the destination we should enjoy on our travels.
It’s the same with a good book. What is the character feeling. Hearing and thinking. What would you do in the same situation? Would you like to be there? Is your life heading the same way? Most stories are going somewhere, but if we miss the excitement as we travel on, we miss much of life. Read slow. Let the words carry you away to imaginary places we seldom get to see unless we occasionally look about and realize there is a whole world out there going by in the distance.