Sometimes people ask if Lost In Sunshine is about me. Meaning, did I do the things Lyn Blue will do, and that's why I wrote it, or perhaps the things her co-pilot, Bob, will do. On both accounts, the answer would be NO. However, I think there's a little bit of Lyn AND Bob in me... maybe in you, too.
It wasn't written haphazardly, but instead, from a place I know lots about - dreaming, (current) reality, and (dealing with) death. From a young age, I was encouraged to live out my dreams, despite our tiny town's address. Growing up, I experienced a series of emotional hardships, losing a home, animals, my first love, and confidence in my ability to be fearless (haven't we all at some point?).
But at the end of the day, I found a friend in the form of a pencil and piece of paper. My friend was always around, and never let me down. And after I visited my friend, I always felt a tiny bit better.
At age 13, it was poetry and creative writing, and by age 30 it had expanded into screenwriting. And now at 34- digital storytelling and online fiction. :)
Material doesn't fabricate itself from the non-existent. It fabricates itself from the imaginative mind's collectiveness. So, through those less than desirable circumstances have grown a highly capable, extremely driven and motivated woman who won't take no for an answer.
Best dad advice ever, "You're smarter than you think you are."
Thanks, dad. You're right.
WE ALL ARE.