Ch-ch-ch-Changes, how to deal? A new post from Sharon!
Ch-ch-ch-Changes, you may not like them but they happen & not necessarily of your own choosing – Sharon gives us her perspective and tells us about some of the changes in her life – enjoy!
I’m not a person who likes change. If things stay the same, then I know what’s coming down the road. But on the other hand, I know change is necessary and sometimes for the better.
Things are changing in the Cullen household this spring and I’m not liking it at all.
Earlier this month my oldest turned eighteen. EIGHTEEN! How did THAT happen???
My husband vividly remembers bringing her home from the hospital, scared to death because we were responsible for this little person for the next eighteen years. And now it’s over. Just like that.
On her first day of kindergarten I was good. I held it together. Until I got to the car. My husband looked at me and said, “It’s okay to cry now.” That was all it took. I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed.
This week she will graduate from high school. I’m sure I’ll sob then too.
I’m not ready for this. I don’t like this change. And yet, I understand it. I’ll always be her mother but the majority of my job is finished. It’s time to let her spread her wings and fly.
While thinking of all these changes, it occurred to me that change is the main ingredient in romance novels. Change is what pulls the hero or heroine out of their comfort zone. Readers want to see how the characters handle the change and how, eventually, they come to accept the change.
So, while I don’t like change in my own life, I devour fictional characters’ changes in their lives and live vicariously through them.
What about you? Does this season bring change to you? If you’ve lived through major changes, how did you handle it?
Bio: Sharon Cullen is the author of paranormal romance, romantic suspense and contemporary romance. Her Loveswept debut, The Notorious Lady Anne, will be released in February, 2012. If you’d like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her at her blog or her website. She’s addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion—books.
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