The Passage of Time

Tomorrow is one of my son’s birthdays and nothing marks time for me like the kids birthdays. I can see so clear in my mind the day they were born, the day they started ID-100219931school the day they graduated school – at least this child.  I’m busy making cheesecake as I write this blog – the birthday cake of choice for decades!

Sometimes I look back and wish I’d done things differently. Sometimes I look back and wonder what if…

I wonder if this reminiscent period of life is responsible for the odd book plots that involve time travel? As if I wish I could leap frog forward into something nicer, easier – or maybe just different? And the occasional thrown back to better days type of story.

It’s a rare occasion when my mind isn’t buzzing with multiple stories all at the same time, but time travel isn’t one I’ve written much about – until now.


Then this isn’t likely traditional time travel genre – not sure I can do traditional anything, honestly – but it’s suiting my mood. As in ‘how would I feel if I were on top of the world only to turn around and find my world as I know it – gone!’ Such a typical Dale Mayer theme. 🙂

See I can’t do traditional. 🙂 And there has to be some suspense, but I’m looking for lighter –  a little comedy, a lot of shake up, and of course there’s got to be love! 😉

Now I can understand why I’d like to try out a new world, a new time frame, and ditch th one I’m living (at least some of the time. lol) but what about you? Do you read time travel type of romance/fiction? If so what is the draw for you? And do you have any favorite time travel books to suggest?

About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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6 Responses to The Passage of Time

  1. So funny, Dale. I was just rereading a time travel I wrote a couple of years ago to see if it was any good. It needs so much work, though, I’ll have to leave it for another time, but it was fun reading it again.

    I love setting things in alternate worlds. There is something freeing about re-imagining the world.
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  2. Edie Ramer says:

    My favorite book of yours is a dog’s life, so I know you do lighter well. 🙂 I know my life – and my regrets – have affected my books. My heroines are wiser in many ways than I am. Your time travel book sounds very interesting. 🙂

    I love cheesecake! Last night, I made a cheesecake ball. My first!

  3. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Edie,

    I guess as writers we put a bit of ourselves into each book. I think the need for something lighter in my writing right now is to offset some of the difficult patches I’ve been/am going through. I personally love It’s a Dog’s Life. I’d like to come up with something just as light.

    Cheesecake is one of the main food groups around here! 🙂
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    • Edie Ramer says:

      As I write scenes, I feel emotions that my characters go through. That’s probably one reason I like to write happier books. Though even they need some “sad” in them. Gotta have conflict. 😈

  4. Happy birthday to your son! I hope you guys are having a great day. 🙂 I actually haven’t read any time travel romances, but Somewhere In Time is one of my favorite movies!
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