I am currently working on a suspense story about a forty year old woman who finds herself overwhelmed by the prospect that her life is half over. With her children now in college, her wonderfully warm home has become an empty nest…a place where her big-shot attorney husband comes only to sleep, shower and change his clothes. She’s lonely. For eighteen years her life has revolved around her children, their interests, their activities, and their dreams. Somewhere along the line she lost herself in them and now that they are gone, she wonders if life is even worth living. Her lavish home in an upscale neighborhood feels like nothing more than a million dollar shroud of loneliness. Her hopes and dreams have all but been forgotten until an old friend reminds her of a passion once pursued, now lying dormant, but still very much a part of her heart.
If you are in this age group and have felt this empty nest syndrome…I would love to hear your story. How did you handle it? How is your life different today? Email me at: AuthorSRClaridge@gmail.com
Behind every great novel are the great stories of every-day people. ~