“I am writing about how the choices I made are the product of what I thought of myself at the time. By extension, I have to write about what happened that gave me those thoughts.
I am writing about my own redemption. A redemption no religious zealot would consider as such, but I am redeemed. The girl gets the good guy (the son of a preacher man, no less) in the end, but that wasn’t the moral of the story.”