My lasted novel is one that I’ve been working on for well over a year. It represents three generations of women and the changes that have incurred during their lives that have transformed what women can achieve when given a chance. It starts with a woman born in 1922 and the hardships she has to go through to become successful. Her daughter, who is born in 1945 and starts the second generation, is a segment of the women who started to appear on the threshold of the business world. The third generation begins in 1977 when the grandchild of the first woman is born. She has no limitations in choosing what she wants to be or do, seeing how much change had occurred prior to her arrival.
Something that I told my daughters when they were in grade school was that society had changed from when their grandmothers were their age and basically had nothing other than being a housewife. Their own mother’s, I told them, were the first women to breakdown the barriers that men had created to contain women. What awaited them now was the advantage of picking anything they wanted in college; the sky was completely open to them. No longer were they restricted to being a secretary, or a nurse, or teacher, if they wanted to have a career for themselves. They could now pick any major in college they preferred and become a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, a renowned scientist, or even an entrepreneur if they preferred, and no longer curtailed in anyway from choosing what they wanted to be.
I still have some work to do on the story, though, and it will take me more time to finally finish the novel. How long, I don’t know exactly, but I’m still working on it.