First, I'm glad to announce (a bit late :D) that Sweet Escape is out and is available on Amazon (Kindle version).
I'm in an inspired mood. So, let's sit back and hear me open about something personal :)
One reason I became friend/best friend with all the characters because I understood their past pains and their fear of future. Yes, I know we all have that. I'm really lucky to have the characters because I always withdraw into myself and never reach out. After sometime that I don't even realize, I technically shut down every chance to experience new feeling, afraid it'd somehow hurt me. In that sense, I thought I was clever and strong. But I was wrong. It's called jaded and broken strength.
True strength, true confidence, and true courage is when you can get back up and go forward no matter what happened to you. I did go forward but I shut out everyone, believing I was protecting myself. Yes, perhaps I was and I did a great job at it but very soon, I was plagued by loneliness and mistrust. That's not a way to live. You can survive and exist that way but that's not living.
Thus, when the characters came and told me stories, they not only befriended me but also taught me valuable life lessons. I have to start opening up and start living. Yes, it might hurt and it might suck but that's how humans live. Okay, so maybe bad things will happen and I'll get hurt (again!) but I know that I'll get through it because I got through it before. I know I have the strength to do that; the difference is I'll go forward not with fear, but with a wiser and still opened heart and mind. To quote a anonymous famous quote, "Life isn't about how to survive the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain." And I might add to dance after the rain also!
I bought a book as a gift for my friend that gave me inspiration and reminded me to live. The book is called "Dance While You Can" by Lance Wubbels. I hope the quotes below will inspire you as it does me :)
"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance." - Dave Barry.
"To dance, I will stop looking back with regrets or looking forward with fear and give the best I have today."
P/S: David and Brigitte will do an interview. Send me questions via email or comments.