So, it's been nine months since I've been on this blog. Nine months! Is that pathetic or what? Actually, I'm being too hard on myself because even though I've not been blogging I haven't been totally feckless. I increased my readership toward the end of last year simply by telling people about Rainbow Plantation Blues and back in March of this year I started a fiction writers support group. We meet at a local book store every two or three weeks. It's been really successful so far. There are four amazing people that have been coming since day one and one person that started coming with the past two meetings. The group has really helped me to get my motivation to write back by connecting with other local writers. I call the group psychotherapy for writer's. We read our work for feedback and talk about all aspects of the writer's life and world. It's very stimulating and refreshing. I just hope the group last.
Back in April I started contacting LGBT book clubs/groups nationwide to drum up interest in Rainbow Plantation Blues. So far I've gotten six book clubs to take notice and two lending libraries. My goal is to spread the word across the country. I know there are still a lot of people who don't know about the book but would like to. I want people all over the nation to know about Kumi and Jonathon and their lives at Rainbow Plantation.
When I stopped blogging I pretty much stopped working on the sequel, too. I didn't pick it back up again until after I started the writer's group. I had left off on page 317[longhand] and now I'm on page 341 or so. I have not been writing everyday, or I'd be a lot further along, but I have been doing the promotional stuff I mentioned earlier. So, I've not only been watching keeping Up Appearances[ a BBC sitcom], Castle, Globe Trekker TV and a host of old black and white movies, while stuffing my face with fresh fruits and vegan chicken[it's made from soy].
My last post, you know the one from nine months ago, is a analysis of my study of the book A Queer History of the United States. I stopped studying the book when I stopped blogging but I'm going to pick that back up, too. I'm not going to push myself to blog five days a week like I did before. I think I'll try one to three days a week this time. But as of this posting I'm officially blogging again!