“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”
~Henry David Thoreau
As of yesterday, I am officially halfway finished the first draft of my current manuscript (!!). In the interest of not sounding like a broken record, I’ll forego the option of gushing over how much fun I’m having with it. Suffice it to say that while I’m so, so excited to continue exploring the journeys my characters are going on, I seriously can’t even bring myself to think about the story being over. I just can’t. Not that any of the characters are remotely close to anything that could be considered an ending yet. They still have so much to do, so much to learn. And, in the case of Sofie, as well as some of the others, so much to wish for. There are things she wishes she could change, things she wishes she could control, things she wishes she knew and things she wishes she didn’t know. There are conflicts she wishes she could resolve, answers she wishes she had, problems she wishes she could fix for herself and for the people she cares about so much.
I wrote a scene today that brings a lot of those emotions to the forefront for her, and it got me thinking. How many times do we wish for something? How many times do we wish we could change the past or influence the future? How many times do we wish for something, yearn for it, with all our heart? Probably more than we even realize. So, just for fun … if you could be granted any three wishes right at this very moment, what would they be? Big, small, anything in the world. If you could snap your fingers and make those wishes come true, what would you choose?
~Good health and happiness for everyone (cliche, I know, but this summer has been a reminder that as long as you’re healthy, everything else will somehow fall into place)
~Signing with a literary agent and taking the next step on this journey to having a career as a published author (bet you all never saw that one coming! Ha!)
~Hmm, I have to admit that I am beyond ready for my own prince charming to come along — well, okay, he doesn’t have to be a prince charming. Real life doesn’t work that way. But that connection? That love and a family/children of my own? Definitely on my wish list (also cliche? Maybe, but that’s okay) :-)
Your turn. If you could have any three wishes turned into reality, what would you choose?