"This is my story to a T! This could be my picture & this could be my man!"
I overheard a lady say this while waiting in a salon. This statement struck me.
The women were discussing a book and the person felt the story ran so parallel to her own experiences she could have the same outcome.
A typical book is about 80,000 words. Books tend to capture key moments. It has to be interesting right? Something readers want to read without putting down. We wouldn't fill a book with the triviality of our lives.
The Devil is in the Details
But think about this. What if it's not those so-called major events which shaped these persons stories? Sure they learned from some of those major events. I’ve been a lay counselor and a business coach. I’ve lead many product teams and from my understanding of people, I'm most certain of one thing: It’s the everyday humdrum that shapes us more so than the exciting and uncommon.
Husband, Dad, Writer, Ex-Pastor, Product Manager, & Nerd