Today’s my birthday and I’m celebrating over at Celeste’s Jones. She was kind enough to invite me over to talk about Cassie’s Space. I hope you’ll come by.
I had a bit of a start yesterday when Mollie said something about having read through chapter six. I gave her a surprised look – I had provided her with the first three chapters, but I was waiting for her to ask for more if she was interested. She never had. I told her when the book came out, and she seemed very happy for me, but didn’t ask to read any more.
Knowing I hadn’t given her access to the other chapters I asked her how she’d read them.
“Well what do you think? I bought it. You didn’t think I buy your book when it came out? Of course wanted to support you. I’m just kinda scared to read it.” She told me laughing.
“Maybe you can put it in the freezer if it gets scary.” I teased her, using the plan Joey used in Friends when he got scared reading a book.
“Our freezer’s too small at school and besides it’s on my iPad.”
We laughed together and I told her, “Don’t be scared, people that write murder mysteries aren’t murderers you know.” As C had pointed out to me in comments.
“I still think I’d rather you write about murder.”
We talked a little more. She doesn’t like Tom. I’m not surprised, most vanillas don’t. And I realized that at her age, I don’t really mind her not liking Tom. I worry about very young women who are too eager to be submissive. I like that she is strong and independent. The gift of submission, should she ever decide to give that to someone, should only come once she is completely sure she can care for herself.
But it was an interesting conversation. I think it embarrasses her a little, but not enough to really be bothered and if Mollie's not really bothered I realized that there isn’t anyone else I’m concerned about. I’m so happy she’s home for the holidays.
Now I’m off to celebrate, hope to see you at Celeste’s.