Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Starting A New Chapter

 I’ve finished a few really good books this summer. 

Ones that I couldn’t stop turning the pages, pushing through the story as fast as I could to see what happened next, but at the same time I didn’t want it to end. 

But if I didn’t keep reading, I wouldn’t get to enjoy the next chapter, and see the characters evolve and grow.

It’s kind of like life. Although we often try to start a story in the middle of the action, or that moment when something significant changes, but in real life we might be more reluctant to turn the page.

Enjoy the moment, they said

The start of the story
Time goes quickly, they said. Sometimes it didn’t seem like that, but in reflection it always seems to be true. I’ve always found the passing of time to be bittersweet, and desired to bottle up certain moments and memories to freeze or relive again and again.

This year has felt as if the chapters were too short, and going by too quickly, and at times I wanted to go back and reread the story, even though it wasn’t done. One turn of events seeming to spur the next and gathering momentum as it went. 

My twin daughters sped through their senior year, getting their driver’s license and then starting a new chapter in their life this fall by moving into college, thus forcing my husband and I to start a new chapter of our own—whether we wanted to or not.

The Characters in Our Story

As each of us write our own, our stories impact the other characters in our life. Most times we can only go along with the story and then turn the page—and see what happens next.

Start a new story, and find out how Hope meshes with her new quirky family members in Destiny Calling.

Are you Ready for a New Chapter? Or Do You Prefer to ReRead the Story? 

Author Bio: Maureen Bonatch grew up in small town Pennsylvania and her love of the four
seasons—hockey, biking, sweat pants and hibernation—keeps her there. While immersed in writing or reading paranormal romance and fantasy, she survives on caffeine, wine, music, and laughter. A feisty Shih Tzu keeps her in line. Find Maureen on her websiteFacebookTwitter


Diane Burton said...

This is such a great post, Maureen. When my 2 were in the last of high school, I started my writing. I'd spent so much of my life "being there" for them that it was time I did something for myself. You're right about you & your husband facing a new chapter. Ours has been a roller coaster--following the ups and downs of the economy. It was worth the end results--enjoying retirement and grandchildren. I hope you find much joy in this new chapter. And your girls, too. How exciting.

Maureen said...

Thanks, Diane! I like the roller coaster analogy. That is often fitting as well. :)

Lea Kirk said...

Ah, Maureen, our last set of twins (we have two sets, and a singleton in the middle) just started their senior year. My hubby and I are right behind you and yours, facing that same moment of chapter shift in our lives.

Wonderfully thought provoking blog, hon. Thank you. <3

Nightingale said...

I prefer to start a new book. There are those I return to, but I prefer to see what a new one has to offer. Like life, really. Good post!

Maureen said...

Wow- Lea! That will be a big change for you.
Thanks Linda!