Wasn’t last weekend interesting? Certainly memorial. And historic. For a while there we felt as if we were in California, not knowing when the next earthquake would hit. (Actually, we STILL don’t know.)
Here in northeastern Oklahoma, we felt when the two really strong quakes rocked us. The first one in the wee hours Saturday morning and the one later that night at 11ish. But we were miles away from the epicenter. Those that lived practically on top of the fault line had to hang on to keep from being thrown out of bed. Scary stuff. I’m so glad there were no serious injuries!
I saw one couple interviewed on TV who had severe damage to their home and she was laughing. Said they were okay and their home could be fixed. That was all that mattered. Good attitude. I’d say that lady can take a lot of things being thrown at her and survive. She’s strong. Which is what you want your heroines to be in your stories. Take a bad situation, keep throwing stuff at the characters until you just know they’d cave, then have them come out on top in the end with their HEA.
Just like with an earthquake, when we write we have to take what’s thrown at us and simply roll with the punches. Whether it’s dealing with a rejection, trying to figure out a plot problem, or simply finding time to sit down and actually write, we have to shake the negative off our shoulders and keep plugging away. After all, we want that HEA for ourselves as well as our characters. Right?