This brings me to understanding what kids (target audience) are going through as they hit puberty. It’s a scary, emotional ride. The good part is that it does end. And how you adjust to those changes is reflected in the person you’ve become when you finally do break out of your adolescent cocoon. The best part about being a parent of a child going through the motions of puberty is being there, being present for him/her. Reinforce their self-esteem whenever possible because parents know puberty can be a bumpy ride. Don’t make it about you, it’s about the kids. Parents have been there and done that, children haven’t. Puberty, like menopause, is a tough gig.
The best part about being a writer is that you get to create a character, give him/her background, weaknesses, strengths, problems to struggle with and finally solve. My goal is that they’re characters kids (and adults) can relate and connect to. Actions speak volumes and writing about how my characters react in the external world I create is a gift I love to share – my connection to all of you by sharing my most meaningful experiences.
So bring on the hot flashes, I’m ready for change!