Thursday Thoughts: Universal Connections

Another week is rolling off the calendar page. Part of me is protesting–uselessly–because time is passing so swiftly! The other part is cheering on this old sphere spinning itself merrily dizzy because Autumn can’t get here fast enough! School here starts in 20 days. Or less. Depending on which district. Sports reporters are already talking college  and high school football. That’s our thing around here. Not mine, necessarily, but the general populace. I’m a diamond-kinda girl. I’m all about the baseball and fastpitch sports. Anyway, it is once again Thursday and once again, the Universe has weighed in with some wisdom.

Haven’t you noticed, Silver?

The right people always find each other at the right time.

The Universe

Yeah, Silver, it’s freaky.

This applies to both real life and the “fake lives” writers create in our heads, especially romance authors. Oh, other genres that have relationships–even if it’s the MC (hero/heroine) and the villain–but this is especially true in romance. It’s not always easy “finding” the right person for a character. Sometimes we try too hard to make them fit because, dude! All that prep–finding pictures based on the physical description in our heads, nailing the backstory to be built into both the character arc and the plot. It’s a job, I’m tellin’ ya! But sometimes, it comes down to using a mallet to hammer a square peg into a round hole. And yeah, I’ve read a few books that left me scratching my head and wondering, “What the ever-lovin’ heck did s/he see in him/her?” And yeah, I’ve had a few characters that I totally loved but when I paired them with who I thought was the perfect match? Yeah…nope. Peg, hole. And all that pounding makes my head hurt.

Luckily, the Universe is correct. If we let go of the wrong ones, the right ones suddenly appear and the very right time in the story and let me tell you, it is KISMET! See me doing the Snoopy Happy Dance™ while also pulling a Julia Roberts at the polo match in “Pretty Womant.” (Check the .gif behow. 😉 ) As a writer–and as a person living life–we need to trust the Universe to get it right. Because it usually does.

Hey, give me a break. It’s hot. My brain does not want to brain deep brain things. It wants to sip frozen concoctions (hopefully with alcohol!), sit under the fan and maybe nap. And now, so everyone can get back to their lives, here’s our question of the day: What’s right in your life?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Connections

  1. Yep, the right person will be there when you’re ready and not before. That’s how I found Hubs. That’s how I found you and Janet and Jenn. Hell, that’s how I found my job. Right time, right place. Poof. And you’re so right about characters. You can have one idea in your head about how things are supposed to go and another shoves its way in. You’re sure this girl goes with this boy or this villain goes with that hero, but sometimes what you have in mind doesn’t mesh right. This is the way of things. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      Isn’t it amazing how the Universe always knows? Call it kismet or fate or coincidence but yeah. The people we need tend to appear in our lives when we need them most. Thanks for being one of my people. 🥰

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