Several years ago because of my age and family history I started having a mammogram yearly. "At my age" I now needed a colonoscopy as well as a bone density test.
With my recent move, I've had to acquire all new doctors, which hasn't been fun. Though, the female gynecologist is more thorough than my old one. Yesterday I had a D&C to check out a problem.
You're probably thinking this is TMI. But it got me to thinking about the age of our heroines. They tend to be young in the majority of books. Occasionally, you see a book where the heroine is older, but not real often. The heroines I write for my Regency historicals tend to be on the younger side and inexperienced, yet eager to learn when they meet the hero.
They say age matters in fine wine. You can't have good sauerkraut without letting the cabbage age. A new love is no less exciting with age. So, why does heroines tend to be younger? Or maybe it's just because I'm older they seem young.
What age heroines do you write and why? Does she resemble you and your life experiences? Or is she younger? More inexperienced?