One of the most common issues in a story is that the characters of the opposite sex from the writer often feel one...
Let Your Writing Brew
Writers are creative thinkers. Just like any other people working in the creative field, we often have perfectionist tendencies. Consequently, we often have issues with liking our own work.
You think you have a clear picture of what you want to write, but when you are looking back at what is there, it leaves you with a sense of dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction leads to a loss of confidence and motivation, and then you put it down for who knows how long.
Some writers end up fearing this point, finding every excuse to avoid writing more. But let me then you this: the writing process has only just begun at this point.
“Instead of dreaming about ambition and riches, Nate had dreamed about a family—a family that he was going to leave in tatters once ALS ran its course.”
It’s only a matter of time until Nate loses control of his own body, his own voice. Though he tries to come to terms with the life-altering diagnosis of ALS, he’s especially devastated that he’ll eventually lose the use of his hands—invaluable to his livelihood as a candymaker. Despite the medical bills and bad days, he continues while he still can.
However, in a magical realist twist, Nate’s taken back in time on a Christmas Eve rollercoaster. Though his future is inevitable, he hopes to use this second chance to make sure his family is well-provided.
But what sacrifices will he have to make?