There is a lot we learn from the characters in our books. For me, Aarya, the badass detective in the Aarya series, is always a source of inspiration.
Some months ago, I was on the verge of giving up my dream of writing. It seemed like an uphill journey, with no end in sight. I loved the process of writing but there were issues with the publisher and the rest of it, and I didn’t feel strong enough to take it on. Then one day, a friend sent me this line from my book, which she said, she loved.
“She would not let her dreams desiccate like plants under the hot, dry, desert sun. She would nurture them while she had the chance.” – Aarya in The Spiral of Deception
It was an eye-opening moment for me, not just because the line impacted a reader, but because it left an indelible mark on me when I needed it. I decided to take charge, to take action and got back in the game – stronger and more resilient. I have my friend and Aarya to thank for that!