Some of us have seen a ghost or other gruesome event. But for most of us, the scariest thing is the Ghost of What Might Have Been.
Isn’t that what many of us fear, that we will miss out on an opportunity for a rich life, a rewarding career, the love of a lifetime, if we don’t take the fork in the road? That’s what leads to sayings like Carpe Diem (Seize the day).
I have tried to live my life by that saying. It’s led to two fulfilling careers, a small bank account, and lots of good memories with people I love. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I am glad I jumped at every opportunity to lead the life I was meant to have.
The main characters in my next young adult/new adult historical romance Golden Days have similar desires to lead rich lives. Elizabeth wants to be a professional artist, which is rare for women in 1906. James aspires to be an engineer, which is more common but not easy when you’re a young man coming from nowhere. They support each other in their dreams during hard times, and fall in love—which leads to even more complications for them. But they make the most of every opportunity. They seize the day. I admire that.
I’m looking forward to introducing you to them directly when the novel is released on November 12th. And I’ll reveal the cover to you here in my next post, on November 7th. Stay tuned! 🙂
And I hope you seize your day and keep the Ghost of What Might Have Been away from your door. Happy Halloween! 🙂