Have you ever done something you wish you never did? Said something you wish you never said? I know I have. We all have. We are human and we are imperfect. We are bound to make mistakes. That I tell you is inevitable. There are some things in life we just simply regret, and then there are certain things in life we bear no regrets. Two things I have never regretted are writing and my style of writing. I believe in telling it like it is so I do not sugar coat or tap around sensitive subject matter. I am a straight forward type of girl so beating around the bush is not my style. If I want to write about race, racism, prejudice or hate, then by golly I am going to write about it. Why would I not? It exists does it not? Do you see my point? Every story I write is either inspired by things that have happen in my life or those closest to me, specifically my intermediate family.
Life does not always end happily ever after. People do not always get what they deserve. The bad guy does not always get caught. Justice is sometimes never served. I have a long family history that is deeply rooted in pain, heartache and severe struggles. If you really want to know the truth, I write to help cope with the anger and pain. As a matter of fact, I wrote about some of our struggles in my debut novel Poka City Blues. Does that mean my books are strictly dark and depressing? Absolutely not. We may have a long history of struggling, but we have a longer history of overcoming and surviving. We are not victims of our trials, we are SURVIVORS.
So you see, I have no writer’s remorse when it comes to my writing because I know that someone somewhere has been through or going through some of the very same things I write about. The way I see it, I am giving hope to those who may feel like there is no hope and I am giving inspiration to those who desperately need it. So why should I feel remorseful about that?
Until next time…