Yesterday DB wrote: “A suggestion…take a look at some love songs by men.” I took his advice and listened to some loves songs written by men, and I think I noticed a trend. The songs often spoke of taking care of a woman, doing something for her; they expressed the desire to take some sort of action, even if it was just being there for her. Thinking like a man is challenging for a woman. Women usually ask for only one thing, love, forever. That appears to be too abstract a concept for men, who need something more concrete to hope and dream about. Thanks, DB, for the suggestion. I made some progress yesterday because I kept that in mind while trying to express the love won and lost in the letters of Paul to his beloved Rita.
Writing from the point of view of a child is much easier that writing from a man’s point of view, since, after all, I was once a child. I can easily slip into the child’s mind and go where it takes me. But in this fourth Magda Series book, Mayne Island Mayneacs, I have to try to bring to light an old love story that drives the plot of the mystery, and that’s a new challenge for me.
Wish me luck, faithful readers.