The neat thing about being an author, a writer, is that you can answer that question every day. We write about things we could do, should do, want to do, shouldn't do and dream about doing.
How many of us would really travel to the moon or beyond if we could - with out paying the millions of dollars or the having the consequences of coming back to Earth and going through rehab?
How many of us would go seek the kind of man we read about? Does such a man really exist? I know some women have men in their lives who are loving, strong, with just the right amount of sensitivity yet is an Alpha man. Isn't that what we want? Someone to sweep us off our feet, take control yet respect our opinions and feelings, understand us, talk to us, and protect us from the boogey man?
Be rich? Be desired? Conquer the enemy - whether it is a monster or a banker?
I once read that one of the reasons people who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from war or abuse continue to suffer is that our memories have substance. When you remember a memory, your mind doesn't know whether it was then or now. You don't remember so much as relive. So the converse is true too. If a memory is good and filled with emotion, then that memory becomes an experience. People have used that technique for years to affirm what they want in the future. A new car, a job, money in the bank, etc. Maybe that is why Romance is so popular - there is always a Happy Ever After, a happy ending.
As an author, a writer, we are able to create memories not only for ourselves but for our readers. For a short period of time we are able to do what we want, be who we want, be with who we want and we can take our readers with us.
I hope you enjoy the adventure in Prophecy of Vithan coming in August by www.cerridwenpress.com. I enjoyed being my heroine as I was writing. I hope you have as much fun as I did.