Sometimes you just need a laugh or a gab session with one of your good friends. Are you needing a Bridget Jones or Sex and the City fix? In NO REGRETS you get both! Which is why we’re so excited to welcome our guest day, Tabitha Webb!
Oh how we needed a funny, light read like NO REGRETS! Three women finding their way through life and their friendship that gives them the honesty that they need. But one of the best parts—they’re all approaching their forties! What was it like to write about female protagonists older than the norm (which is in their 20’s)?
It was something I was totally set on doing. I remember my parents always saying to me ‘I still feel like I am 20!’ and me thinking that was ridiculous, but actually as you get older you realize that life doesn’t really change that much. We all still love hot men, we still have sexual desires, we long for adventure, and most of us still don’t really know what we want to achieve in life. We all continue to question our lives, but it might just be that we have a bit more baggage than we used to. I wanted to illustrate that life is far from over in your forties!
It’s not only their ages that readers will find refreshing. Stella, Ana, and Dixie have very distinct, different personalities. Stella had a fabulous career, but now is a mom who feels disconnected to her husband. Ana is ready for a baby, but can’t help be sidetracked by an ex. And Dixie is Sex and the City’s Samantha incarnate! Which character is your favorite/which one did you love to write?
At the start I really loved Stella – as a mum myself I really connected to her, and how hard it is to be a mother, work, keep a relationship alive and keep your sanity! But as the story progressed I really fell in love with all the girls. In my mind I became best friends with them all, and I often imagined myself being part of their gang. I love that Ana finally followed her heart and her dreams as that is what I would have done too, and yet I also adored writing about Dixie who despite being the most wild in many ways, finally found that there was happiness in settling down.
As readers, we love being able to connect with all kinds of characters. And it’s so fun to hop a plane or travel with them! With travel being tricky right now we all need an escapist read! And in NO REGRETS the three friends jet to New York. Were you able to escape a bit when writing? Are any of the friends’ New York destinations on your bucket list?
I grew up in the States, so I really wanted to integrate it into the book somehow. I totally have a vision of myself hanging out in the Hamptons soon which is somewhere I have never been, but feel like I belong. Along with Nashville, Colorado and many other places…be warned, I will be heading stateside as soon as I am allowed! The wonderful thing about writing is the escapism it gives you – it allows you to use your imagination to travel anywhere you want, which as you say is very important, especially now.