This post is completely unrelated either to writing or to romance novels…well, perhaps tangentially to romance novels, lol.
Here’s the sitch. My daughter is turning ten in July. And she is starting to..um…bloom. It’s clearly time to have the mother-daughter facts of life talk–particularly the “if you start bleeding, you aren’t dying” discussion–and you’d think that as a romance novelist, I would feel completely up to the task.
The truth is, I feel a bit adrift. Partly, that’s because she’s my daughter, not some abstract person. But it’s also because I have no memory of how my mother did it (she must’ve, because I didn’t freak out) and somehow, this child’s adolescence has snuck up on me. She’s always seemed young for her age–unlike most of her peers, she still loves to play with Barbies and has no interest in reading Twilight (thank the heavens!)–and because my boys are so huge and she’s just on the tall side, it’s come as something of a shock to me to discover she’s an incipient adolescent.
I’m thinking I need some external resources to help me do the job. I’m thinking a book geared toward girls her age would be a good place to start. So, what I’d like is some recommendations. True, I could go look on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, but I’d rather hear from others about what books they liked in this “genre.”
So, friends, lay it on me! The sooner the better!