Monday, April 24, 2006

Call it Kismet

So, as you're reading this, there's a very good chance that I'm doing my final set of edits of my first book with Liquid Silver, Tempting Fate.

Tempting Fate is the story of Chloe Moirae, one of the three Fates.

So, I got to thinking about Fate.

Mythology has several theories about the origins of the Fates. They may be the daughters of a Titan, may be the daughters of Zeus, they may have come from other places. It's said that the Fates visit a newborn baby on the third day of their life and decide the course of their life.

Clotho spins the thread of live, Lachesis measures and Atropos cuts the thread.

Of course my Fates have kept up with the times, they invented a machine to do most of the work for them! They'd never have time for themselves if they had to keep up with the population.

So, lets talk about Fate. Do you believe in Fate? Destiny? Is your life preordained?

People have said to me, "oh, you were destined to become a writer, you were always telling stories as a kid." But is that really fate? Or is Fate, like hindsight, 20/20?

What about when it comes to love and romance? Are you and your loved one fated to be together? Do you think there's only one person out there for anyone? Is Fate something like love at first sight?

What do you think?


Blogger Dakota Cassidy said...

I believe everything happens for a reson, Emma. In fact, I think I'm the poster child for that particular statement. LOLLOL

Congrats on your coming release!

Dakota :)

12:53 PM  
Blogger Nicole Reising said...

I'm not sure what I believe, Emma. Depends on the day and mood you catch me in.. *grin* So I guess that means I can go either way. In a story - I don't think it matters to me as then I take it as fiction and thus just enjoy it.


12:58 PM  
Blogger Cyndi Redding said...


This is such a deep question, and I've wondered the same thing.

I'm not going to pretend I know the answer, but strange things have happened to make me think I'm on some kind of a course. A winding one, at best...but some kind of path with a purpose just for me.


4:46 PM  
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5:52 PM  
Blogger April said...

I hope love at first sight isn't a requirement of fate. Because hubby and I were not on very friendly terms for the first few years we knew each other...

I don't necessarily think things are preordained. But maybe predisposed. Does that make sense? I think we have some choice. But at the same time I think there is purpose which lends itself to destiny.

Like you're writing. I think maybe you were destined to do something creative with words. But what that is, well who knows. Obviously your chosen outlet was writing. And you do it well, so I'm happy about that!

I definately think everything happens for a reason. And I subscribe to the tenents of yin and yang which say that there's some good to every bad thing and some bad to every good thing that happens.

Maybe I'm just spilling gobbldy gook. But that's what I think :-)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Kendra Clark said...

Good question. Good book ;)

6:23 PM  
Blogger Pam P. said...

I guess I do believe we may have a fate or destiny planned for us, but that our actions, or those of others, can change that plan.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Emma Sinclair said...

Sorry I haven't been able to check back in today - blogger hasn't been liking me.

See, I can't decide if I want to beleive in Fate or not. I don't know if it's comforting or disconcerting.

I think I like everyone else's theory - there is some kind of destiny, but choice, too!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Caffey said...

First, Tempting Fate, sounds fab. I've been recently asking about books with mythology (Greek gods, etc). As for Fate, I don't know if I believe it, I think things in life happen and that some we have control over, others we don't. I always say to believe in yourself in all you do.

3:15 AM  

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