You know the most interesting books to read are the ones with interesting characters experiencing all manner of tension?
When I teach writing classes, especially to kids and teens, we talk a lot about tension and conflict and how we really want lots of it in out books. But want to know something? It’s not really something I look for in my life.
Conflict makes good story, and satisfaction does not.
I just want to tell you that I’m very satisfied right now.
Satisfaction does not a great story make. And that is Perfectly All Right with me. I don’t need a good story. I have a good life.
(But I’ll be back when things turn sideways, and YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT IT.)