What is a heroess anyway?
Am I making up words?
I thought I was, but it turns out heroess is an actual word first used in 1612.
I wanted a word that embodied the you inside of you. But saying “you” over and over again got confusing. So, I settled on heroine for a while. But heroine, for me, evoked very tough girl images. It was Katniss Everdeen as she fought to take down President Snow. It was Nancy Drew solving mysteries. Buffy slaying vampires. For me, the word heroine was all about the action – the actual fighting of the bad guys.
We’re going to be fighting bad guys here, too. I plan on getting you to battle with your inner gremlins and ultimately overthrow them, but there’s more to the process than just the action. The word heroine just wasn’t embodying that.