by C.L. Phillips
In life as in our writing, sometimes an event marks the end of an era. A moment of departure from a path that we can no longer take. As I plot out my next project, my main character stands at a crossroads.
I'm wondering, what do you feel when you are standing at the crossroads yourself? This past weekend, we've seen a royal wedding, a beautification of a Pope, and the death of a major figure. Each of these events marks a crossroad.
What do you feel when you are standing in the crossroad. Do you even know it? Ceremonies and rituals have the advantage of helping me know that's where I am. But what about when it's not so clear cut. What about those times when you have that last conversation without knowing it is the last. Or when you finally realize what you are doing is not working for you and you decide to change.
Do those moments happen as clearly in life as they do in our fiction? Please share how it works for you. My fiction needs more emotional honesty.