Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Biology: A to Z Blogging Challenge


Biology, as they say, is a bitch.  Especially for women. So many of us feel as though we lose years to the caprices of deep-seated urges and desires that there is no logical support for. We cry when we don't want to. We feel unreasonably angry. We fight cravings for things that are bad for us. What woman hasn't felt betrayed by her own body at what time or another?



These ruminations about the role of biology in my own life were one of the threads that eventually became part of the tapestry of my novel Going Through the Change: A Superhero Novel. (22 more days till release!)

As the title should suggest, Going Through the Change is about women going through menopause. Of course, as the subtitle suggests, their symptoms and complaints are, well, a little unusual. You'll get to meet the characters more fully in other posts this month, but biology was cruel in her own way to all my main characters.

  • Patricia is itching for a change, and boy does she get one!
  • Jessica tried to lighten her mood and ended up weightless.
  • Helen's internal fires burned so brightly they destroyed her condo.
  • Linda's little hair problem wasn't going to be solved by a trip to the peluquería this time. 

Writing about my own anxieties about going through The Change through this superhero story was really cathartic for me and I hope it will be for my readers too!
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This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!

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16 comments:

  1. This sounds like an absolutely fabulous novel already :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy to hear that the book appeals!

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  2. This is quite intriguing! Good luck with the novel! Visiting from the challenge.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with your challenge as well!

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  3. Women have definitely got the short end of the stick when it comes to biology! It isn't fair!

    I have to admit, I'm terrified of the "change." It turned my mother into the Anti-Christ, and she still claims she didn't have any symptoms. :P

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    1. Me too! I always seem to write about the things that frighten me.

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  4. Oh gosh, that crying at the drop of a hat - struck a chord there - so embarrassing! x

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    1. Yes. I hate that too. I cry, get angry at myself for crying, and because I'm angry, I cry. One ugly, blubbery cycle

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  5. I know just who to recommend this book to. :)

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  6. This sounds like a book I will enjoy! Can't WAIT! Thanks!

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