Greetings readers. Thanks again for tuning into me today. For this post I wanted to talk about reality and fiction. How my reality is so different from the masses.
First off what do I mean? Well let’s think about this. You as a reader, you like characters and or situations you can relate to right? You want things to be as close to real as possible in your books so you can connect. I’m in agreement. I also want my book to be something I can understand and relate to. However, my reality is a lot different than others and to me that’s perfectly fine.
So when I hear something like, oh women don’t act that way at age 40 or that’s just not real. I have to ask, why is it not real just because it’s not something you yourself have seen or do?
Let’s face it, people are different. Whether it’s the way they act, they talk, look, or dress. No two people have the exact same personality, not even identical twins. And why would we all want to be the same. I mean, that would be boring right? So when it comes to reality, why is it that people feel something isn’t real just because they themselves haven’t seen or done it?
To me, it’s sort of like a generalization, almost a stereotype when people make assumptions about others and this includes characters. The characters I create in my books, most of the time are based off someone I know or myself. In my world, there are women who are in their forties afraid to talk to a man or who squee over a celeb. Believe me, there is, because that’s me! *smiles* It’s also some women I know too so when I create a character like Evie in One Shot who is just that, afraid to talk to a man and is overly excitable when it comes to her favorite musician, that is real to me. May not be to you, but it is in my world.
No I don’t think unicorns are real nor pots of gold at the end of the rainbow but my reality is at times drastically different from others. And actually that’s okay. Makes it more fun!
So what about you? Have you reacted that way when you read a book? Oh that’s not real because I haven’t seen it? Everyone’s reality is different as it should be. Nothing wrong with that. Different is good!
Thanks to all for listening to me ramble these last few days. The contest is still on. Any comments on my blogs are eligible for the giveaway which is a book from each muse, a 10GC from Amazon and swag. I’m on my way out of town so I’ll pick a winner when I return!
Author Sharita Lira: In one word, crazy. Just crazy enough to have 3 different muses running around in her head, driving her to sheer exhaustion with new plot bunnies and complex characters.
This happily married mother of two beautiful children loves music, computers, reading, and still enjoys reading and writing fanfiction. She’s a proud member of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, as well as an advocate for rights of LGBT citizens. She’s also a contributor to the heavy metal ezine Fourteeng.net.
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