You read stories of fierce dragons and fantastic battles and long ago quests, and your heart fills, fills, fills. Fills with excitement and yearning for these experiences and these people.
And yet, tucked inside those pages, there’s always a subplot. A subplot where the guy always gets the girl. Every novel has it. And it’s wrong.
Life is not all about romance. Life doesn’t always turn out where the guy gets the girl. Life IS about those dragons, giants, and quests. That is what makes us alive.
-Excerpt from a book I will never write #1217