Sunday, May 20, 2012
My hair is very short. Last week I cut it shorter-still, since I have been having trouble with my arms and chest lately, and not having to style the back is a luxury. Weirdly, Ahmed was a long-hair freak when I met him. My hair was down to my butt. Life happened, and it ended up short.
My upcoming release features a heroine with short hair. I wrote another short recently with a heroine who has short hair. A woman in my writing loop harped on it. She kept insisting I change the short, since it was a romance, and romances “shouldn’t have heroines with short hair.” I ignored her. The hair stayed.
I ran into her, her sister, and mother (all have long hair). She introduced me as her “writer friend—the one I told you about who is obsessed with short hair.” They all laughed at this, since it is, apparently, hysterical.
For the record… I write these women this way for a reason.