My women's fiction novel, My Sisters, is out this month, so I'm focused on sisters. There are so many aspects to the relationship between sisters. I have been and will be blogging about some of them. You'll find a list of blog dates and links below.
What's in a nickname? Plenty if your sister coined it. Or your mom. Or anyone in the family, especially if everyone calls you by that name even now, when you're grown. A name is like a label. Someone calls you Miss Neaty-pants, you either toe the line and keep everything in your life spic-and-span, or rebel and live a cluttered, messy life.
Even if you don't have a nickname, you might be labeled, say this way: "She's a troublemaker." Chances are, you'll do what you can to live up (or should I say down) to the family expectation.
I won't tell you the labels that define Margaret, Rose and Quincy, the three heroines in My Sisters. But trust me, their nicknames have profoundly affected them.
Do you have a nickname for your sister (or someone else in the family)? Does she have one for you?
Looking forward to those nicknames, and thanks for stopping by.
Ann ("smart, with good common sense")
For more blogs on sisters, check out the following:
My Sisters, Zebra, November 2008