Part of the allure of writing, I think, is to create a world of our own making. One where we have ultimate control over what happens in it. A world that's not perfect, surely (how boring would that be, for readers?), but just maybe, one in which justice ultimately prevails, the guy does get the girl, and people actually do learn and grow from their mistakes.
There's something satisfying about that. And, freeing. Leaving our own world behind, to enter a new one, entirely of our making. Even if it's just for a couple of hours a day.
I came across a quote that I think embodies this notion. Just wanted to share...
I think everybody needs a place to go when things become too much. A place where the world is the way you want it to be, and if you had a choice, it’s how you would have created it. ~The Isabel Factor, a novel by Gayle Friesen