And here's a guest post I wrote about falling in love on Valentine's Day! The day is coming up fast!!!
Falling in love is easy to do, right? Well, maybe only if you find the perfect person. And finding him or her is hard, isn’t it?! I actually lucked out in that area. After dating a string of wrong people all through high school and college, I met my now husband online…back before online dating was popular.
When I was little, Valentine’s Day was a fun, mystical day. We’d exchange little valentine’s with candy taped to it with classmates. Maybe we’d get a secret note or someone would “like” someone else. We’d get a party at school. Somewhere along the way, Valentine’s Day loses its magic.
As adults, there’s so much pressure surrounding the day. If you aren’t coupled up, you’re lonely. If you DO have someone special, you have to get them something, go out to eat, and make something of the day. Valentine’s Day is a lot of work!
So how about this…anyone can fall in love on Valentine’s Day…if they know how to do it! And here’s how. Think about your favorite type of book and then go out and find the perfect fit. Fall in love with the characters. Enjoy the words flowing on the page. Make it a point to immerse yourself in the story.
It’s exactly what happened to me when I wrote “Accept this Dandelion.” Though I didn’t write the book on Valentine’s Day, I feel deeply and hopelessly in love with the characters, the storyline, and the humorous angle. And it couldn’t be avoided. The story came to me and bugged me relentlessly till I wrote it down. I couldn’t have a peaceful night of sleep until the book was completed.
Lucky in love? Great! Go read a good book and think of your loved one when you find characters you admire. Alone? Fine! Read a book and imagine who you might end up with someday!
If you read “Accept this Dandelion,” I hope it puts a smile on your face and laughter in your heart. It was meant to give you a break from everyday life. If you read something else, I hope it brings just what you need to your life…on Valentine’s Day or any other day!