This time of year is always full of changes. Even for those of us who aren’t going back to school, there is excitement and possibility in the air. But with that possibility comes the simple reality of change. From the changing weather to the changing number of daylight hours to the steady reality the year is coming to a close, it’s easy to feel the change in the air come fall.
I was also thinking about change relative to a conversation I’d had with one of my best friend’s the other day. She’s in the process of moving to a new home and there is something awesome, humbling and a wee bit frightening about putting every single thing you own in a box and placing it on a truck. No matter how welcome the move, it’s stressful and it’s hard.
This conversation also got me thinking about writing. I think it’s true of any type of story, whether you write romance or not, but for a story to be compelling, at it’s heart, it must be a story of change.
In order to take your readers on a meaningful journey, you have to put your characters’ through their paces. They’re challenged by new circumstances, by a battle they never expected to wage or a life event they never expected to bear. They are forced to change and it’s only through that change that they’re ready to move to something new.
A new life.
A new outlook on the world.
And maybe, even a new love (especially a new love if you write romance!)
So what about you? Now that fall is on its way (or spring for our friends in the southern hemisphere!), do you feel the change in the air? Are you excited about what’s to come?
Thanks for joining me today!
Despite early ambitions of being a diver, a drummer or a doctor, Addison Fox happily discovered she was more suited to life as a writer. She lives in Dallas and - thankfully - doesn't have to operate on anyone. You can find her at her home on the web at www.addisonfox.com. Her latest book, JUST IN TIME, is out now from NAL/Signet Eclipse.
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