It's funny the twists and turns life takes. If you had told me this time last year what my life would be like now, I would have told you that you were crazy. I have completely changed careers, dyed my hair blonde, and now red, moved in with my boyfriend, bought a new cat, returned to Uni...phew!
This has got me thinking - life can change so quickly, and so unexpectedly at that. I never planned the changes that I have made in my life (I rarely think ahead more than a few days at a time), and yet these changes are very real and very huge...for me, that is.
Without meaning to, these life changes I have made are coming across in my writing. I personally am more relaxed and viewing life with a fresh perspective. Likewise, the characters I have written about lately tend to carelessly let life sweep them along. They are also much happier with their lives than they were a handful of months ago.
I think my writing is all the better for my calmer outlook, and I am able to immerse myself in my make-believe word with an ease that is almost frightening. Fingers crossed this keeps happening!
Now to go back to the Children's story I wrote 6 months ago and edit it with my fresh ideas.