Where Have You Been, Pussy Cat?

Where Have You Been, Pussy Cat?

I’ve been busy. That’s my only excuse for not blogging. I wish I had something original to tell you.
Something like:

  •  – my husband whisked me off on a month’s cruise (me on a boat? – not a good idea)  
  •  – our power has been out on the farm and we’ve had to rough it for the last month (me and camping? – get serious)
  •  – there’s been nothing for me to write (have you seen my laptops? – yes I am writing on two laptops and one desktop and I carry a flash drive in my jeans’ pocket).
No, the reason for my not blogging has been that I have been working to get Forever Love back to the publisher. I made February 29th the deadline to resubmit the manuscript. Today, March 8th, I finally hit the send button and committed myself to eternal pride or embarrassment.
Perhaps I will be proud and embarrassed at the same time. I’m sure someone or more than one will say, “Great job, but how could you write something like that? Aren’t you embarrassed to have your family and friends read it?”
My response would be something like, “Thanks for liking it. How could I write something like this? Quite easily – I wrote it for them. My family and my friends are my inspiration. You would have seen that if you read the book right through. You would have seen their names, and even if you didn’t, they are there between the lines.” 
Forget about all of the sex, although, it may be hard to do since it’s a major component of the book. Rather, think about the risk someone you know (that’s me) took to put it all out there for your enjoyment. To be honest, I put it out there for my enjoyment, too. I accept the possibility that not every one will want to read this book and that some may read it and not like it. That’s okay.
If you don’t like to read sex scenes, I think your reading will be limited to the first three chapters, maybe two in the middle and the last two.The sex doesn’t jump out at you. You know when it’s coming. As I write this, I think of Tiegan’s paperbacks and how we teased her mercilessly one summer when the we could open any book she was reading and instantly find a sex scene. Thank you, Tiegan, for being my muse.
I read my blog from four months ago. I wrote about my binders on the shelf – the ones with the various versions of Forever Love. Tonight I will put Binder 4 ( I think it’s the thirteenth revision) with them. This binder is orange. It has 74,993 words less the original version. That’s 300 pages deleted of family stories I put into print.as Davi’s and Quinn’s adventures. Perhaps I’ll use them another time.
Part Two is waiting to be revised. If I tell you I’m busy. You’ll know why. 
 
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