Hello! Lindi here.
It’s Memorial Day! A day of remembrance and thankfulness. Let us never lose sight of what others have done so we can have our freedom.
I’d like to give a shout out to Lucy M. Reynolds, the winner of my giveaway last month. Thank you for stopping by the blog.
I know we have readers from all over the world visiting the Inspy Romance blog. Here in the United States it’s almost June and for most of us I think our weather is starting to warm up. It is here in Georgia. Hot days, still some cool nights, picnics, swimming, barbecues. All signs of people enjoying spending time outside. I’ve been somewhat of an indoors girl. (You know reading, writing all that stuff.)
Don’t get me wrong, I like going outside and swimming and being with people. But this year, being outside has taken on new meaning. I’m not sure why, I don’t know what’s changed, but I can’t wait to get out into the sunshine, fresh air and what I’m calling freedom from walls and boundaries.
I think it’s quite appropriate because that is what the character I’m writing is going through. She has had the same life for the last ten years and suddenly things have changed. She’s in a new location, surrounded by mostly new people, (there is the hero who she’s known a while) and she’s shoved into a situation she has no idea how to handle. She feels trapped, like there’s no way out, and she just wants to run back to all that’s familiar.
But she doesn’t.
She has to stay and figure this out because her mother’s life depends on it. (This probably sounds more dramatic than it is! I don’t write mysteries or thrillers.)
I love how real life plays into our fictional worlds. I love it when the emotions and feelings we are in the midst of can be of help in detailing our characters actions and internal conflict.
It also makes the writing go faster when everything is coming together! I’ll be doing some writing today on this Memorial Day. And I’m taking in an Atlanta Braves baseball game in the evening.
What are your plans today? I’ll be here checking on line. Would love to hear from you. Whatever your plans are, I hope you have an amazing day!