The women in Going Through the Change are all overwhelmed in different ways by their lives, perhaps no one more than Jessica. Jessica may be the youngest main character in the book, but she has had more than her fair share of trouble and disappointment in her thirty-two years.
She went to college to study physical therapy, a degree she didn't finish because she married Nathan. She might have been happy with Nathan forever, but everything changed when she got ovarian cancer. She fought it and won, but the experience left her shaken. She wasn't the woman she once was.
Going through early menopause and mourning for the additional children she would never have didn't help. So, when she developed strange changes, she took it hard.
"Leonel was incredibly strong. Patricia was impervious to harm. Even bullets couldn’t get through her armor! What good was she? A former gymnast who floated like a balloon? She felt strangely jealous. None of them had asked for this, but the other women had gotten amazing and useful powers. She didn’t get a super power; she got a disability."She felt sorry for herself for a while, but she pulled herself up and was amazing. Her arc was the most fun for me as the writer to create because she changed the most. Jessica overcame that feeling of being overwhelmed, which is yet another reason that she's my hero.
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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