Thursday, March 4, 2010
A Day in the Life
Hello dear readers,
Who am I? What do I share with you and what do I keep private? Well, I'm not going to really tell you that am I? Am I? Over at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist....
there is a post on friendship and it got me to thinking about things. How soon do we expose those vulnerable parts of ourselves (NO - not those vulnerable parts you silly) to the people in our lives. As some of you know, I'm an airforce brat. We moved every three years or so. My way of dealing with this was to learn how to make friends fast and furiously - go quickly to the deep stuff. It has been helpful in my life - I have more than any person's share of amazing friends and we all take care of each other - nothing superficial about it. But my protagonist is a cop - she must make friends in a different way - she was brought up differently than me and she is constantly meeting people who aren't trying to go deep - quite the oppposite. They are trying to stay hidden from her. I need to think about how this affects her day to day.
How does this work with you all - especially you writers. I know lots of you are introverts (check Elizabeth S-C's post of yesterday) but really how does it work with your protagonists or with yourself? I look forward to hearing.