Don’t you just hate it when someone gushes all about how cute and romantic their relationship is?
Too !@#%ing bad because I’m about to do that right now, right here.
Swoon, I’m in love. But you already knew that, didn’t you?
Of course you did, because I wrote all about it, and you read everything I write, don’t you?
Wait, you don’t?!
Eh, that’s ok. I love you anyways.
But surely you’ve noticed my absence from social media and blogging.
Dammit, you’re a horrible stalker.
Well, to sum it all up, it goes like this:
I took a month off of social media and blogging and consulting and all that stuff that I do that takes up time (except writing, I can never give that up) to focus on being with my family during the one-year anniversary of my brother’s death.
I promised I would be back online and full-force for my birthday on December 1.
But then I got kidnapped!
First, my partner, Alex, made me a choose your own adventure book for my birthday that took me all over San Diego (including to an aquarium!) and ended in a romantic cabin in the woods nearby.
THEN she took me to Yosemite as an early Christmas present and we stayed in another romantic cabin in the woods, this time complete with a snowstorm that turned our stay from 2 nights to 6.
The Internet was really spotty there and I didn’t get cell service, so I wasn’t able to return to the world wide interwebs until now.
Not that I was complaining.
It was just all too wonderful, to disconnect from the Internet and reconnect with the people I love. It wasn’t just Alex either, I spent so much quality time with friends and family. I walked (every day), kayaked (and only fell into the ocean twice!), celebrated the birthday of my brother (who I desperately miss), went to the funeral of my dear friend (who I also desperately miss), went to my hometown rodeo, and celebrated my birthday with friends by having a fancy dress-up high tea/afternoon tea party!
And I didn’t tweet, Instagram, Facebook or blog about any of it!
Also, turns out, I’m really productive when I’m off social media.
So productive, in fact, that I finished Queerie Bradshaw’s Guide to Choosing a Harness AND my Young Adult Fiction Novel about two young queer girls in a small farming town.
Yes, you read that right, in a month I was able to finish two publications, simply by turning off Twitter notifications.
But ssshh, don’t tell Alex, or she’ll make me stay off Twitter forever. She really did like having a meal without me tweeting Mona Darling about what she’s currently shoving up her client’s butt (also, you should listen to our podcast about Steak and a Blowjob Day).
I’m launching my Guide to Choosing a Harness next week, so keep your eye out for it.
There will also be a big giveaway with it!
As for my YA novel, well, it’s with an editor as we speak and I’m working on fixing some of the minor glitches in the storyline myself.
When it’s done, I expect you all to buy three copies each: one for you, one for your best friend and one for the most conservative person you know, because it has gay sex and conservative people need to read more about gay sex.
I enjoyed my time off, but it is good to be back. I missed you all.
P.S. If you ever get a chance to go to Yosemite and stay at the Evergreen Lodge, I highly suggest you take it. The place is spectacular and the people who run it absolutely wonderful.