finding your heart's home

Emma Robuck Writes

If I could rule the world...

August 1, 2013

There would be no abused women or men or children. There would be no criminals or mental illness or animal cruelty. There would be no need for police or mental health counselors-we would help each other and everyone would be kind and respectful of others.

It would also be very, very boring-there would be no drama and that is what wakes us up and makes us pay attention.

Still, I think we should lose a few things, like abuse, in whatever form it takes. My experience with abused women has only been by observation, by listening to those who would talk, by watching the neighbors and wishing I could do something, anything to help those women.

I have offered my poor portion of help and have been turned down because it was not enough and would make the situation worse. I have thought dark thoughts about the abusers and wished I could fix this situation. I've watched those awful movies and read those awful books about abused women.

There is not a lot I can do at this moment-not financially abundant enough and my political clout is poorer than my pocket. So I wrote about it, I gave my heroine the emotional strength and the financial resources (at least temporarily) to get away and start again. I wanted someone to have a happily ever after, it happens so seldom in real life.

I like happily ever after. I want that for all my heroines and heroes. I want that for myself and so far, so good. I've had a few set backs in my life but usually everything is good.

People ask my where i get my ideas for writing these stories and i tell them that I just look around. I look at what is happening around me, watch what's happening in the news, listen to people's conversations in the mall and at restaurants. I change the names to protect the innocent and wish I didn't have to protect the guilty.

I loveto write these stories, they help me understand this kind of behavior and situations and hopefully give a little insight to others. I hope you like the story and my characters, I fell in love with all of them by the end of the story.

All my heroes and heroines are looking for their heart's home, not a physical place but the place where they belong. I have found mine. I'm not living there yet but hope to talk hubby into it soon. I want to wish you all good luck on finding your heart's home.