Friday, December 05, 2014
I'm Okay, You're Okay
Well, it's my Christmas tree in the study. Except for the lopsided angel, it's really pretty, even when you look at it from the outside. That neon green almost glows without lights. In a room each, I have a white tree and a regular green one. From the street, people passing by can see all three. They're so pretty.
What? Quit pointing. Oh, you want to know what's up with the body-less Santa Claus/Father Christmases? I love my Santa heads. When you place them in a big tree, they look like little Santas peeking out at you. Of course, on a little tree, they appear to be hunting trophies. HA!
They've creeped out my kids for years. And nowadays the grown kids just tease me about them. They can get over it. Those suckers are here to stay. ::grin::
Besides, who can resist those precious little faces?
What does this have to do with writing?
I believe this proves what one person loves, another somewhere will hate. The same with books.
That's one of the hardest lessons authors have to learn. Not everyone will love your book. And you have to stick to your guns, hold up your head high and announce to the world, "I'm proud of what I've written." Hey, if you loved the story, (why else would you write it?), chances are thousands, if not millions (lucky duck) will love it too. That's the law of averages at play.
What about you? What do you love that your family and friends give you a hard time about? I promise we won't make fun of you . . . much. LOL!
Carla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies and men, and her books reflect that. Plus she's a rare creature in the Deep South, she loves hockey. Carla's married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.