Basically, it’s all about change and how we (or our Characters) react to those changes. If there is no change, things are static and there is no story. (Super simple version)
For the last 9 months, that’s what I’ve been doing. Changing. Uprooting. Downsizing. Moving. And for those of us of a certain age, it’s damn tough. But we did it. We moved from the desert Southwest to the coast of New England. So, a New Me in 9 months! It’s life.
There’s a lot to be said in favor of the East, not the least of which is the glorious change of seasons. I’m clinging to the positives and enjoying all that our area has to offer. Family fun, awesome autumn, fresh seafood, and gentle rain, just to name a few. The biggest negative has been leaving our dear friends of so many years. Fortunately we live in the era of rapid communication and efficient travel so we can (& will) return to visit.
When I write or read a book, I want to see some admirable goals, reasonable and strong motivation, sufficient conflicts, action and change. We’re dealing with all of that in real life. I want to see how others cope and in the best of times, how they win.
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