Happy to have author Tara Ratney on the blog to talk with us today. Tara was one of the authors at the Dayton Book Expo and I enjoyed talking to her. I think you'll enjoy her post!
Coming into my own at the age of 40, I have, over the past ten years, been able to sit down and reflect. Something which in some ways has brought me to writing, with me desiring to tell stories that reflected not
only my own personal experiences but others as well. Initially starting off with screen plays, I thought if people actually saw an illustration of the day to day journeys of life, a light bulb would go off in their heads, where they might not only see themselves in the characters that I’ve created but that of those involved as well; with them getting a better perspective of the other person's point of view.
However what I found was when people did read my manuscripts, they only looked at them for the entertainment value they brought (something which was great from the standpoint that they did indeed enjoy them) and not the lessen I was trying to convey; which for me created a problem since
that was the real purpose for writing it in the first place. Hence explaining my partial motivation in writing this drama of words properly titled “I May Not Know What I’m Talking About, But I’m Gonna Say It Anyway”; where through it a lot of straight to the point observations and self discovery
tidbits are passed on. Though I consider myself fortunate to been blessed with great insight, at least that is what I have been told, I by no means consider myself an expert, with me quickly advising the reader to look at this text as a fire starter only; from which I hope will motivate the person to do some serious soul searching, something in turn causing them to talk to those who do have the proper credentials to assist them further in their quest to a more fulfilling life.
Now with all that being said, getting into some of the topics discussed, there is one chapter entitled,
“Get It Together Girl, your desperation is showing”, where I get into things like why,
from a man’s point of view, they feel that it’s easier to run than commit,
especially when things come across as being imbalanced from us desiring to be the
primary focus. Other topics touched on are “Understanding Your Purpose”. Seeing so
many of our youth wondering aimlessly through life, with them basing life-altering decisions
on temporary circumstances, I felt it was important to address this issue with me strongly
suggesting that before a person takes on any endeavor of serious consequence, that they
find their God given purpose first by opening themselves up to hearing his voice.
Something from which could eliminate things like, selfish encounters where using becomes
a tool for getting through life or placing oneself in positions where regret will eventually
become the outcome. With my last teaser being “The Problem with Men is Sex”.
Now in this particular chapter, I delve into all the pitfalls that occur when men place too much
emphasis on sex. When I first conceptualize this book, this particular subject was the true bases for it. Seeing the negative impact that the sexual revolution has had on our society
(where we now feel that anything goes) poses the question got boundaries?
For more go to www.tratney.com where book purchasing info as well a list of youtube commentaries
are available for you to take a listen and be heard.
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.