I had to laugh. Just yesterday I was talking to a friend on the phone and I was talking about my story. She said, “Well, I’m glad I’m not in that family.” I had to agree. My main character is going to go through a tragedy that so few will ever go through, and thank goodness most people never will. However, it will hopefully still resonate because everyone in life at some points has some type of tragedy that befalls them. Whether it’s as simple as loss their job or as tragic as losing a child, we all go through hard times. It’s how we handle them in the end that makes us who we are and if we will be okay.
However, as authors we are able to write about all these different things and hopefully have them resonate with the reader. We can come up with things that make a reader cringe but as a write we love drama. It makes the story itself that much better so the reader can read along and see how the different characters in the story handle their situation. My hope is that anyone who reads my story they will be able to stay interested throughout the who thing.