A Behind-the-Scenes Moment from Author Robin Bayne
Hi, I’m Robin Bayne. My March release, “Reunion At Crane Lake,” is actually an updated, revised version of my earlier book titled “Cougar Lake.” When I first wrote the story years ago, the word *cougar* meant an exotic wild animal, not an exotic wild woman pursuing younger men. So….. I changed the title and updated other aspects of the story, like adding cell phones and other technology.
But another aspect I really couldn’t change was one of the characters having a tattoo. I wrote the story before switching to writing inspirational (Christian) fiction, and though I don’t like tattoos it really worked for this character. As I updated, I decided to have her regret getting it and feel thankful it’s very small. She wonders if the hero will think less of her for having it, and keeps it hidden. She knows it’s an accepted practice these days, but admits it wasn’t the right decision for herself.
Today’s column by “Dear Abby” answered a man who wrote in about his wife secretly getting a tattoo. After 32 years of marriage, she did this behind his back. It’s not the actual tattoo that bothers him as much as the secrecy surrounding it. He’s hoping she will apologize and discuss it with him and repair the trust he feels has been broken.
In real life we all have hidden aspects of our past, things we regret doing or not doing. We can’t go back and have a re-do, so we learn to live with our mistakes and not continually beat ourselves up. We ask for forgiveness and resolve to do better in the future.
If you’re willing, share something in the comments from your past. Also leave your email for a chance to win an eBook.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19
Let's Meet the Author:
Robin Bayne is the award-winning author of 17 novels, novellas and short stories. She lives in Maryland with her husband of 26 years, and works a day job in community bank lending.
Visit her online at: Robin Bayne.
Find out more about Robin's Book: Reunion at Crane Lake
A special thank you to Robin Bayne for guesting at Pandora's Box Gazette today!
If you want to enter Robin's giveaway, comment below with something about your past so you can have a chance to win an eBook. Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment when entering the drawing.