Weird ,

what comes to mind when you,

picture certain things.



conjures up,

visions of blackboards.

When I think of writing,

I see a typewriter,


I have owned many,


I have never written,

much on a typewriter.

I take notes in notebooks,

I keep a paper agenda,

but I write, work,

on a computer.

I don’t find laptops,

or desktops…


for lack of a better word.

Hmm, maybe that’s it.

I find the idea of being,

a full time,

published writer…


As of November 1 st,

I will be writing a novel,

I am participating in,

NanoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month),

I started the challenge,

a few years ago,

and gave up.

I had laptop issues,

but mostly,

I allowed myself to give up.

This time,

I am determined.

I am writing, a romance novel,

a lesbian romance novel.

It is a genre I like,

I have read tons of them.


romance is by far,

the biggest selling genre,

yet, so few people,

‘admit’ to reading them,

as if they were somehow,


a guilty pleasure.

I don’t consider,

romance novels,

anything other than,

what they are,


that take me away,

allow me to escape,


see women like me,


Lesbian romance novels,

are written by queer women,

they are sex positive,

they are women positive,

they are gay positive.

Writers like,

Karin Kallmaker,

Katherine V Forrest

in a lot of ways,

have taught me,

how to be a, loving, caring,


So, for NaNoWriMo,

I am writing a romance,

about two women,

in the early September,

of their lives.

I don’t know if it,

will get published,

I just want to write it,

I am taking Toni Morrison’s,


I am writing the book,

I want to read.

Challenges are important,

they keep you motivated,

they keep you stimulated,

they keep you curious.

Here is to Challenges,

and Dreams.

Be well, everyone.

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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