In 1998, when I was twenty-eight years old, as my fourth published romance novel, I wrote “When a Man Loves a Woman” for DELL, featuring a heroine and hero who were both in their early 40s.
In 2011, when I was 41 years old, I got the rights back to my book
and re-issued it electronically as “When a Man Loves a Woman: Enhanced
Multimedia Edition.” This required, among other things, re-reading a
story I hadn’t given all that much thought to in over a decade.
And here’s what I realized: My 40 year olds… sounded like 28 year olds.
They were just a little too clever, a little too snarky, a little
too… young. And they weren’t nearly tired enough. (My husband asked,
“Do they have kids?” “No.” “Well, there you go, then…”)
The fact is, I was a very mature 28 year old. Serious, ambitious,
responsible, downright dismal, at times (those who knew me then, feel
free to concur, below). But, it still wasn’t enough. No matter how
mature you are as a 28 year old, you have no idea what life is like as a
40 year old. At best, you’re making a close enough to fake it guess.
At worst, you miss the mark completely.
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