Okay, I’ll admit it – I enjoy writing stories where the good guys win, the bad guys get their comeuppance, and a happy ending awaits.
Will every single story I write be this way? Probably not, but most will. But, you say, it’s not realistic! No it isn’t, and that’s the point. The world we live in is already filled with more than enough sadness and pain in everyday life, and I prefer to create stories which take my readers (and myself) away from it for a while.
Let’s face it – real life is often dull, discouraging, or even downright painful. So after another soul-devouring day at work, and a glance at world news, I want to relax and enjoy a great book where things unfold the way they should. Given a choice, I prefer something which makes me smile or laugh over realism any day.
I believe there is a place for real life books and sad stories, but I will leave those to authors who have the ability and courage to tell them.