My friends and family do not understand this one bit, and neither do I: I cannot write authentic and genuine sibling relationships. It's bizarre, especially since I have such illustrious sibling relationships myself. "Pull from your own life," one friend said. Yeah, well, duh. But it's harder than you think. I have some sort of sharing blockage (me? I know.), and it's hurting my writing.
I am taking three stars who I adore, and who share a slight resemblance, and making them sisters. Meet the McGowan sisters:
Emily, the wunderkind of the family. She has been succeeding at life since the beginning. She is, however, single and bitter about it.
Katy, the middle child, the wild child, the spends-one-forth-of-her-year-in-Cabo-always-will-be-single-child,
Zooey , the sweet and innocent (and often absurdly quirky) baby of the family. Little does the family know, she is about to bring a baby of her own into the world, out of (gasp!) wedlock.
Now let's see what happens to these lovely ladies as they:
fight over the same man
face financial crises
lose a beloved family member
(feel free to add to the list, I'll write about yours eventually)
This post is dedicated the to star-loving Roecker sisters, whose book The Liar Society came out yesterday. Congrats, ladies!