I noticed (okay, I didn’t notice; it was pointed out to me) that I’m due for an update of my blog.
Let’s see. What’s been going on in my life lately that you might want to know about? I just did an awesome interview. Ever heard of the Cocktail Hour? It’s this great little podcast run by Andy and The Rev. And can you believe I never asked Cheri why she’s got the nickname The Rev? Maybe she’s a reverend? I have no idea. My bad for letting that slip by me (what can I say? I was nervous!). Anyway, it’s a great little podcast where they discuss novels and online fiction as well as various well-known and obscure cocktails. I’m not sure if it’s exclusively lesbian, but it’s a lot lesbian. I’d heard of Andy and The Rev for a while, even ran into Andy at a GCLS conference. Believe it or not, I had to beg them to have me on. Beg! But beg I did. And I had a blast. You can check it out here if you’re in the mood to listen to me stutter and stumble over all my words while I try to sound like I know what I’m talking about. Oh, and tell you which of my characters I’d most like to @#%!.
Hmm…what else? I just did up some workout logs for myself. I’m on a new weightlifting regime (again). I’m determined to be a hardbody (or at least a somewhat sleek and sexy body) by the time I get married next December. So I’ve been researching and reading. I’m pretty familiar with lifting. I really enjoy it. Bonnie hates it. It bores her. But I like the solitude, the fact that it’s just me and my muscles. The thing I’m not so familiar with is how to put all the exercises together into an effective routine, and then when to switch it up so I don’t plateau. But I’m learning. We’ll see how long I stick to it. It’s funny, I get all gung-ho, and I go full-throttle for a couple weeks. Then there will be a day when I’m tired or cranky or PMSing (or all three, god help those around me) and I think, “Screw it. I don’t feel like it.” Then I’m annoyed later on. I’m hoping to try to avoid that, but you know how it goes; I’m not optimistic. So…I’ll just keep plugging along, going day by day, and hope I stick with it. I really do feel better when I’m working out, especially as I get older.
I’m about 1/4 of the way into Olive Oil and White Bread, and it’s really moving along nicely. The thing I’m finding most interesting–not to mention a little bit frustrating–is that with a regular novel, I’m always careful not to delve too deeply into backstory or description or whatever. Just enough, but not so much that it drags and bogs down my reader. In this case, because it’s a story that takes place over nearly 25 years, I’m finding I have to go back and make sure there’s enough in each chapter, that I’m not glossing over an entire month or year. It’s definitely different. I really like my characters, Angie and Jillian. I think you will, too. They’re cool women.
Also, I am rolling around a new idea! I love when that happens! I’m not yet comfortable talking about it, but suffice it to say, I caught a TV movie in the past week or two that’s got me thinking about it, but adding my own (lesbionic) twist. I can give you this tidbit: my leading lady is HOT (insert sizzling sound here).
All right, my sweets. That’s it for now. I hope you’re all doing really well as we sneak up on the second month of this new year (the month my hunny bunny turns…a significant age). As always, thank you so much for your support and encouragement. Keep sending those e-mails!