As I sit here editing my upcoming novel, which covers the topic of the institutionalized rape of the American Woman, I ask myself what will my kids, future grandkids, possibly great-grandkids, think when they look back and realize their ancient relative wrote a few books.
For those of you who have read some of the words I’m willing to put out for public consumptions, you know I write from a place of emotion and feelings. Whether I’m writing a love scene or a brutal murder, I want to take you into a place that allows you to feel the character’s desire or fear; confusion or passion.
Will my descendants view me as a monster or will they understand that what I wrote had a purpose? Whether It’s Cherisse telling stories and giving lessons regarding hope, desire, change and love, or my new novel bringing to light the brutality of man in the hopes of helping even one unfortunate soul; my stories have a reason.
What will they think of me, when they look back? In this day and age of electronic media, what I put out there will never completely go away. For that reason, I’ve promised myself that I would take a “do-no-harm” approach to whatever I do. So know that if I take you on a dark ride into the emotional abyss, there is a reason and there will be redemption at some point, even if you are forced to search within yourself to find it.
Whereas S.M.A.F.U. may have brought you tears of joy, laughter, and sorrow; my next novel will bring you tears of remorse and sadness. The Beta-readers have given it extremely positive reviews so far, and it will be published soon. I hope my future grandkids understand…
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