I got to thinking on this today so I thought I’d post it and see what everyone else thought of your fantasy cowboy vs reality cowboy.
Most of us who post on this blog write about cowboys. I do, Randi does, Sable does and so on. How much of our stories are based on reality and how much are based on our fantasy cowboy. Do you care as a reader?
I try to write all my stories somewhat based on the reality of the cowboy way of life which I believe most if not all of us do who writes these. But as the reader do you want your cowboy to be what we all perceive we want the cowboy to be or do you want the cowboy to be something a little more realistic?
Cowboy as we know them are hard working, tough men. Ranch work is hard work. We know that. I sure wouldn’t want to sit on a horse all day. My legs are wobbly enough just riding a couple of hours. We want them to be kind, loyal, gentle with their woman, sexy…all the things we have in our mind a cowboy should be. Not that real cowboys aren’t those things, I guess, but to me it’s more of the fantasy we want them to be. Then again, romance is all about the fantasy man, right?
Dream with your eyes open and love your cowboys!
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Have a great Friday!