Thursday, May 31, 2012
How to Say Goodbye
So, we've just left our hometown, Richmond, VA (RVA) for Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (OBX). Here's my thinking: Change is hard. Anything worth doing is hard. Like the characters in my novels, if I don't keep changing and moving forward, life will happen to me. I won't be the author of my own story; I won't be the instigator, and I'm too much of a control freak for that to happen.
Live large. Love the same way. Moving is hard; logistically and emotionally, but we're here now.
So, some summertime advice: 1. Sit in the big chair. 2. Eat the cupcake. 3. Drink the wine. 4. Spoil the kid and the dog and the cat and the chicken, if applicable. 5. Talk to the plants. 6. Have sex. 7. Share. 8. Dance. 9. Laugh. 10. Let the little things go. 11. Resolve the big things. 12. Remember that clean underwear is always important.
Also, let me know if you have a title suggestion: post below. The novel is about two girls born with wings: one in 1973, USA and one in 1925, Lithuania. The Lithuanian girl is the great aunt to the American girl. Eventually, they meet.
Thanks for your help!
Michele Young-Stone is the author of The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors. She just today moved to the beach. Her next two novels are under contract with Simon & Schuster.