Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Trust your gut?
Do you ever get a really strong feeling that something good or bad is about to happen to you? I get them a lot and over the years, I've learned to trust my gut instinct. There have been times that I just knew something bad would happen but I went ahead with whatever I had planned and usually ended up regretting it later. Most of those were in my younger years though. Now I know better. Well most of the time at least.
I've always gotten strong feelings about people when I meet them. I almost always get a really good feeling if I meet someone who I will get along with well, or someone who I know is just a really good person. It's strange the way it works but I'm rarely wrong when it comes to this kind of thing and my own life.
Right now I'm working on a new book that is a little different for me. The hero Russ, is a real tortured hero. All my characters have their issues but none have been quite as tortured as Russ is. For some reason I have a really good feeling about this book. I'm not sure if its just because I like the story, because the hero is dealing with something that I've dealt with in my life with a close family member or because the story is really special but for some reason it feels different to me. Is it intuition or hope? I guess I won't know until I finish the darn thing and see what happens from there.
Do you strong intuition about your life? Do you trust those gut instincts?