You look at yourself in the mirror each day and you see a completely different person – actually, the same person you saw yesterday and the day before, but there is only one problem? We see differently before we look at ourselves in the mirror.

What we see through our own eyes is a completely different image, than, the images we see in the mirror daily. The stories are different, the colors of one’s skin is different, than, yours and mine. The beauty is honed differently, we may be a man, women or child, when we look in the mirror.

When we shower day and night, we are naked. When we look in the mirror, we are naked – men and women see themselves naked differently, unless they are together and see themselves naked upon each other.

The reflections of life provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the life we lived and the stories behind them. From the old west to the days of Wyatt Earp to Elvis Presley, there is always something to be told behind the names and faces of life.

Wyatt Earp was frontiersman, bounty hunter and lawman in the 1800s, while Elvis Presley was an entertainer known as the King of Rock and Roll from the 1950’s to the early 1970’s – both men provided images behind their legendary lives. Both of their stories were told separately from beginning to end and became legends of their own time and place.

As a writer, we tell the story of the lives that affected us from past to present, but – the future hasn’t been written yet, as it was in the past. The past is a legacy, the future is primarily a legend to be told or discovered. How we got there, all depends on how we write history in the coming year and the years ahead.

The reflections of life can be easy or difficult, all depends on how you tend to write your own story and future.

So, ask yourself – when you look in the mirror, “how will my future be written from this day onward toward end of my own time and will?” It’s hard to say, but, the choice is actually yours to make. We writer’s only create the characters of life and the stories behind them to be read by future generations and more, including those during the course of our own lifetimes.

The reflection you saw in the mirror was that of your lifetime and our legacy.

From fictional novelist to novelist

  Every Monday night at 10 p.m., you switch the dials on your television and your remote control to the American Broadcasting Company’s Television Network (ABC-TV) as you cuddle up with your favorite blanket, your fireplace is crackling with firewood as its pops the dry wood into mini orange sparks against the fire screen. You sequester the indulging fact to catch up with your favorite crime fighting dual of  NYPD’s Detective Kate Beckett and Mystery Writer, Richard Castle in the ABC Drama Series – “CASTLE.”

Now in its forth season on ABC, Castle has become a mystery fan favorite according to its Facebook page and the show’s website on ABC.COM. With a fictional mystery writer and a real life novelist hawking the works of our hero, “Richard Castle” and his novels character “Nikki Heat,” which is based on his exploits with Detective Beckett and her detectives in her NYPD Detective Squad.

The combination and chemistry between Beckett and Castle has fans talking about a possibly relationship between the two characters.

Last season in the season finale, Detective Beckett was gunned down in a cemetery, while delivering an eulogy of a fellow officer that was killed in the line of duty. Has Beckett lay on the ground gasping for air, Castle rushes to her aid, after spotting the sniper that shot Beckett and said, “I love you Kate, I love you,” as the final frame of the shooting scene faded out into the twilight during the season finale. 

ABC Television has crafted the concept of fictional writer and novelist to screen with a public novelist offering has other television networks trying to attempt the same immerging concept, but, CBS did away with the same concept with the “Jessica Fletcher” series of “Murder She Wrote,” with Actress Angela Lansbury as an embroiled mystery writer who gets caught up in some kind of mystery case each week in the fictional town of “Cabot Cove” or during her trips elsewhere during her book tours.

  The writer-novelist to television genre has capitulated the publishing world into publishing a series of novels by the show’s fictional and  lead character, Richard Castle. Castle’s books are available at you local bookstores and from online retailers. Castle’s first novel “Nikki Heat” debuted as #26 on the New York Times Best Seller list, his second novel “Naked Heat” debuted at #26, four weeks later, it went to the top 10 on the New York Times Best Sellers list as #6 in 2010.

With 2011 still in the swing, his third novel, “Heat Rises” ranked number #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.




Has Castle’s popularity continues to grow, the show’s fan base will continue to follow his exploits with Detective Beckett and her squad of case cracking detective as they solve New Yorks most disturbing and sometimes strangest murder cases involving the city of New York.

The show is likely to survive the cutting block as long as the storytelling is fresh and concise, the fans will continue to come as they have since the series debuted in March 2009.