The pressure comes from the amazing number of comments, DM, and emails I get from readers about Chrissie and Alan. Everyone wants to know if they end up together. You've got to wait. You have to read the books. What would be the fun in telling you that. But it's romance, right, and that's all I'll say about that. But it's me, so its pretty much a sure thing the journey to happily ever after land won't be the one you expect and there may perhaps be a twist here and there as to what happily ever after looks like. Chrissie and Alan are the center of my fictional universe. Their story is larger because they are where all roads meet for all the series: Affair without End, Sand and Fog(Releasing late 2015), and The Half Shell Series.
I've had to write two really gut wrenching scenes this past week. One for The Girl of Tokens and Tears(2nd Half Shell) and one for The Girl of Diamonds and Rust( 3rd Half Shell). It's taken a bit out of me. So much so that I vegged out yesterday and did nothing but watch Clint Eastwood Movies.
But I'm back at work today. And for my readers, who might worry a touch about where I'm taking you, I want to leave you with two of Jack Parker's favorite axioms:
"The journey will end as it should no matter the turns we take."~~The Girl on the Half Shell
"Life is about the journey. Not the destination" ~~The Girl of Tokens and Tears.
See Jack's little sayings are all through the Half Shell Series and the Affair without End Series for a reason. And Jackson Parker is always right. At least in my fictional universe and in how I tell a tale.
I wish you Peace.