One misfit mama wrote a book that can't be placed into any one, specific genre.
So what do I mean when I say I'm a misfit? Do I mean I'm like Aly Sheedy's character on The Breakfast Club?
Maybe. I'm a misfit to be sure. I can't be pegged into any one mold.
I'm out there and strange and these are time where I definitely can be like Allison Reynolds. I don't think I'm a basket case, but sometimes, OK most of the time, I'm a little different from those around me.
And like Allison, sometimes I want so badly to fit in to some mold, any mold that I'd be willing to sell myself to anyone who would want to make me over. So that could qualify me for being like Allison's character.
But then there are other times where I'm like Molly Ringwald's character. I loved her character in the movie. I wanted to be her. And now sometimes I am her. I can be a bit of a princess. Sometimes I can be a prude (ok, it's not often I'm a prude but I have experienced brief moments of prudishness). And usually I keep myself pretty put together. So sometimes I am Claire Standish.
There are the days where I'm this side of Claire Standish. The complete and total bitch. These are the probably the days to avoid me like the plague. I'm not nice on when I'm this side of Claire's character.
And then there are the days I'm a total geek. Just ask my kids. My daughter, Claire, (maybe subconsciously I named her after the character Claire) witnessed it yesterday on the drive home. She just shakes her head when it happens and moves on to the next part of me and my day.
I'm the Misfit Mama Who Wrote a Genre-less book. Wait just a cotton picking minute...I am indeed a misfit, but I think I just figured out my book isn't genre-less...it's Genre-FULL!!!
Oh, for the love of my children....