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So here I am, sitting on my couch with the fire blazing, a glass of wine and Rascal Flatts playing in the background. Yes, I am a country fan. However, not exclusively, I am a very eclectic listener and it really depends on what I am in the mood for. County helps when I am trying to creatively untamed, with no direct focus, just simply speaking from the mind.
I’m completely and utterly passionate about writing books. It has taken me quite some time to work up the nerve to do it, but here I am, first one out and second on the way.
It took many a re-write to get this first one right, and for the longest time I am was overly critical and negative towards it. I finished my last re-write a few days ago and something happened along the way. I fell in love with Bonita, the main character of “The Pursuit” and the story itself. I share this with you, hoping you can keep it a secret, the book made me cry at different spots. I know that sounds a little strange, seeming I wrote it and all, but up until this final re-write I had never allowed myself to get lost in the words, the momentum and characters throughout. A few of my readers had already told me they had cried in a few areas, the areas I wanted that emotion to be evoked. However, it wasn’t until I read it too that I realized I had succeed in those chapters at playing on the softness of my readers hearts.
I think that is the primary goal for any other, to evoke an emotion from their readers. To become invested in the plight, fight and life of the characters contained therein and cry when they cry, hurt when they hurt, laugh when they laugh and most importantly smile when they are smiling.
Bonita, is a fun character, a bit naive, a bit out of her league but what I love about her the most is her sense of drive and ambition. She allows nothing to stand in her way, no matter when the going gets tough she bounces back, occasionally with a little help from someone, but bounces back nonetheless. The Pursuit for me, is a written chronicle of some of my own dreams, characteristics, idiosyncrasies and quirks. I believe that Bonita possesses a lot of similar traits that many young women have, and will be relate-able to many different readers.