There are many great authors out there and plenty of literary masterpieces too! How I wish I could join the league of those authors and have my books gain the same success and love those authors got. And the prizes, awards, recognitions....Someday.....
I guess I could pour my soul in an engaging story with an ending that wouldn't be short of an epiphany that would be more for the reader than the fictional character. I could write a book about life and its troubles or the mysterious ways in which something that appeared calamitous before suddenly transforms into something redeemable and in turn makes the person resilient as well.
There is so much to explore in life and so much to endure, and I could write about it all until I was weary with creative exhaustion. Instead, at the moment at least, I choose to write something else.
I want to write something that doesn't reflect one's life completely; rather I want my reader to find an escape from their troubles. They'll always have that once they stop reading, but for that moment I want them to experience a fantasy and dream about a life where destinies are so easily revealed and the mystery of life is just a few pages long.
There are no large time gaps before the character realizes who his true friends are and who his enemies were. There is a twist at the end of every chapter, keeping the character charged up with excitement (and hopefully the reader is too!)
I write about the things that can't be explained with a logical mind but with an imaginative one. I write about the things that are feared and make them entwine in a mystery that is disclosed only at the very end.
Yes, a few thousand words, and everything is revealed. There may or may not be lessons learned, but for that few minutes, I hope the reader has found an escape and so immersed in the story to be shocked and awed.
At the moment, even that much is gratifying for me.