A strange thing started happening when I turned 30. I started making female friends. I mean some real, true female friends. It’s not that I didn’t have any female friends before — it’s just that I didn’t have many. And even the ones I did have. I only shared so much. Our friendship only went so far.
This might be a problem. When I write GET BETTER, I have to develop a relationship between Traysie’s character and her best friend from college, and I’m not sure where to start. My sample was so small — I might need some relationship advice.
Or maybe I won’t. Maybe an absence of female friendships in high school and college, and a rediscovery of female friendships after 30, is as good a place to start as any. Maybe Traysie’s character is kind of like me.Maybe, when she was in 6th grade, she had these two close friends.