|If my oldest goes away,|
everyone will miss her, including
Jake the dog.
She received her first acceptance, via email, yesterday. She was thrilled. And so was I. For the past six months whenever college talk came up I had to temper down my emotions. In my eyes, she is still my baby, and thinking of her leaving produces a whirlwind of feelings and thoughts inside me. Yet, yesterday, the strongest feeling I felt was happiness. Going away will be a great opportunity for my girl to continue her independence and receive a great education.
So how does this tie in with writing? Easily. Most of my WIPs are young adult, many of my main characters are seventeen/eighteen years of age. I jotted down a premise for a new adult story the other day. My preferred type of fiction deals with kids getting ready to leave home, either for an adventure or for school. Having my own child experience this can only add fuel to and inspire my own writing. We are told to write what we know. Now I can write what I'm living. I have to finish my YA works because something tells me I will have plenty of fodder for new adult novels these next four years. And I still have another daughter in high school and my son in elementary.
Yep, there will definitely be a lot going on to write what I'm living.