Some Things Never Change

by Debbie Nance

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary.

 39 years with the same great man.

 All those years ago, my husband’s mother noted the exact moment when Cal and I were officially married. So yesterday at 10:50 a.m., an alarm went off on Cal’s phone and he came to where I was writing, to give me a kiss.  A little later, the doorbell rang and when I answered, a delivery guy handed me flowers.


 Yep. My man is still romantic after all this time.

 Even though 39 years is a looong time, in many ways I don’t feel any different. Sure, I’ve grown older and have more health issues. And I’m wiser (hopefully) from all of life’s experiences. But, the me inside is the same person.

 I don’t think I’m alone in this regard, and I think that sameness is the reason a writer can write something that relates to readers of various physical ages. Do you agree?

 I’ve heard authors say that they are stuck at a certain age inside their heads.

What age are you?

Does that affect your writing?

Also, don’t you think every book needs a little romance? What celebrations or events can you add to your book to make it better? Write that scene now.




Filed under Character, Exercises, Life

3 responses to “Some Things Never Change

  1. Thirty-nine years. Congrats.

  2. benschwensch

    And just wait until NEXT year, Debbie!

  3. Cheryl

    In my head, I’ve always felt so much younger than my body feels! Maturity is highly overrated!


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