It's not all campfires and ghost stories, unfortunately. I came home (and brought my children) for the summer, and got to spend some time with one of the women who has been a major influence in my life. Sadly, we lost her two days ago. I am the last person who should be writing a blog right now because I'm pretty...maudlin. But despite what is going on in my life right now, I still have responsibilities. My grandmother would be the first to remind me of that.
And we all have "things that happen" right? Which got me to thinking after I read Jeffe's Female POV post (Sorry for taking your name in vain Jeffe!) Those small things? Those little things that aren't the big story? They are so important. They are what make us and what define us. One of the things I learned from my grandmother was the little things matter, the details matter, and no matter what, life goes on. You have to embrace it.
I'm reminding myself of that the last couple of days, and I'm reminding my daughters, and if my fiction reflects my female centric attitudes, well, maybe we need to spread it around more lol! Because those things don't make a big sweeping epic fantasy less. It enriches them.
So I will keep doing what I do for my grandmother, Maggie, who empowered me to do it in the first place.