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As a writer I find that I have a certain taste in men. But in discussing the types of men who appeal to my friends I have found we all have different ideas of the ideal mate. Some are attracted to dark-haired, dark-eyed guys; some are interested in blondes with blue eyes. Some of us love the tall, dark and handsome heroes while others prefer men closer to their height or just bit dorky. I even know some people who are attracted to those guys/girls who are not the typical romance novel lover. Maybe he/she is a misunderstood loner or a rambunctious gambler or an egotistical airhead…

What type hero/heroine do you prefer?

Just wondering,

KW

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Heroes and Hunks

Today I experienced the world of a true hero. No, he wasn’t a duke or a prince. He wasn’t incredibly handsome and wealthy. He was in his 80s, the father of several wonderful children with children of their own. But he was a true hero. He’d seen action in World War II which would have meant death for lesser men. I didn’t even know he existed until just a few years ago, when his exploits in the war were chronicled in a television series about soldiers and he had been interviewed. In fact, he was a cousin of my father’s, a fact I just learned not long ago.

In my world of writing, heroes are usually hunks…with piercing blue eyes, sensuous lips and wonderful soft hair, rippling muscles and manors on hillsides. I adore writing of Regency England and all the gentry of the era. However, in this man’s world heroes were young men, often no more than eighteen years of age, who trudged through the mire and the mud and the brush to serve their country.  Some of those boys had never been more than fifty miles from home when they were called to serve. And serve they did.  At the burial today were several old men, their faced lined with wrinkles and their eyes now dulled by age. They all wore the familiar red cap of vets, and they all lined up to say their goodbyes to one of their own. It was an incredibly humbling experience for me.  I think one of my next projects will be an homage to these dear sweet men who gave so much to serve their country. You see, they still carry those days within their hearts..they may not speak of them, or perhaps they do now…while they are older and wiser. But they were hunks and heroes too, in their time.

Bless them all,

KW

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Well, today is a new experience for me. As much as I love to write, it is quite hard for me to actually leave footprints on the web for all the world to see. Blogging will be a definite footprint…and I promise as time passes I will be able to open up and share more of myself with my readers. I am a mother who has just recently been given a new opportunity to live my dreams. I have been a patient, a caregiver, a mom, a wife, a sister and so much more. In all that time I lost myself in the everyday routines and have rarely thought of what I wanted to do when I grew up (lol, now THAT is a thought). But with motherhood comes the time the little chicks leave the nest…and you are left with the empty nest…and lots of time to spare.  My dream has always been to write, to publish, to put pen to paper and create. As I told a friend, it is my passion. I have already written before today….but today marks another milestone in my new goal…today I am actually leaving a footprint…on my way to making trails.

Join me on my adventures in becoming a published writer, I cannot promise I will be a successful author tomorrow….but I will someday be published. And I will share my journey with you.

Follow your dreams,

KW

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