Ok, so no updates to speak of. Things are at a standstill right now while I await my turn for How to Meet a Guy at the Supermarket to be published. This is so exciting to me, and a monumental test of my patience and self-control. I must be growing up if I can stand to wait for a couple of MONTHS before my book gets published. I am proud of myself.
I think that I will have to change Hooking Up again. I was very happy about the direction the book is going, but I am afraid that I may have gone too far. I think that some of the parts of the book are too authobiographical, and I think that if certain people were to read it, I'd ruin my relationship with them forever. No matter how I feel, I'm not willing to risk that. So, I guess that this experience has actually forced me to see some truths. You can be hurt by and angry with a member of your family, but they will always be family, and some relationships, no matter how strained and dysfunctional, are worth salvaging.
I think that I'll spend some more time this weekend refining my work on that book to change things up. I won't lose the raw emotion of my MC, but I'll redirect its source. I still have lots of research to do on certain aspects of our legal system, so I'll work on that as well. It was wonderful last Saturday to get up before everyone else in my house, throw on a pot of coffee, and sit at the kitchen table with my netbook, just sipping, thinking, and writing. I could really get used to this writing thing.
That's all for tonight. I told myself that I'd go to bed early, but obviously that didn't happen. Oh, well. Live life while you can. Stay up late, get up early, have fun, and enjoy what you're doing. You just never know.