Lately, I’ve been listening to a song by FINGER ELEVEN called “One Thing”.
Part of the song:
‘Cause I wasted the light
Between both these times
I drew a really thin line
it’s nothing I planned
And not that I can
But you should be mine
Across that line
If I traded it all
If I gave it all away for one thing
Just for one thing
If I sorted it out
If I knew all about this one thing
Wouldn’t that be something
Isn’t that striking? Makes me wonder exactly what he has that he’s tempted to give up and what would he get in return?
It is human to want something else, be someone else, be somewhere else! We all have those days when we want to trade the daily hum drum of our existence for something more~that elusive ONE THING!
That is why I love books so much. It is a great escape to curl up with a new read. I lose myself in someone else’s life, pretend I’m right in the middle of the action, trying to solve a crime or falling in love for the first time….It makes no difference. Authors love to torture their characters. The more misery, the better! After reading a great book, my life doesn’t seem that bad! LOL.
When I started writing romance, I found the entire process even better than reading. Not only could I immerse myself in someone else’s life, I had total control over creating the chaos and then righting my hero/heroine’s lives again. In my book, THE DOCTOR’S DECEPTION, I dangled what Dr. Stone Lassiter and Nurse Faith Daniels wanted most in front of them, and then snatched what they coveted most away, forcing them to work together to achieve their goals.
Going back to Finger Eleven’s song, I figured if the song writer had written the song with Stone & Faith in mind, Stone’s one thing would be the need to fulfill a death bed promise. And Faith? She’d give anything to pass the MCAT in order to get into medical school. They just didn’t count on falling in love!