… but life is even tougher when you become a woman
Today I wanted to explore the early life of a character I’d met in my historical novel, The Reluctant Scribe.
She is a doctor’s daughter, and her chosen name is Lin Min, which means intelligent (or clever) and from the woods. A fitting name, her father agrees. But Lin Min has just turned 16 and life is about to become complicated…
Lin Min was the main character in a short piece I wrote a few days ago, as part of my NaNo challenge #30days30shorts, but I wasn’t pleased with that story. Her experiences demanded a longer telling.
This finished piece describes an earlier part of Lin Min’s life, and came to just under 3,000 words. I have a feeling she might end up featuring in a novella one day.