Have you ever met someone, a complete stranger, and instantly connected or hated them? Have you ever thought you know someone intimately but had never actually met them before? For some it's just coincidence for others like me, it's fate. It's Reincarnation.
Reincarnation is a big belief in my life not only as a normal everyday person but as an author. The instant I met my husband wayyyy back when we were teenagers I knew him instantly. I knew the good hard working honorable man he was even though he didn't see it himself. Writing within the bigger genres of Sci-fi and Fantasy I believe there needs to be an instant connection between the hero and heroine, just like with us. My heroines always sense the good in the hero even when the hero can't see it himself and my heros always see the beauty in the heroine even when she doesn't see it herself.
Reincarnation gives me the attraction while giving me the availability to have different characters from the past to the present. It also gives me an added conflict in that maybe something in a past life has been influencing decisions or viewpoints even when there is no logical reason for them. Writing main characters that have extended life spans gives me the room for missed opportunities to be repaired. Just like my last blog post said, Love Conquers All, including time.
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