I spent much of the weekend (not counting our 62-mile bike ride yesterday) writing.
Actually, something to mention about the ride, a large group ride sponsored by the awesome Carolina Tarwheels. Twice I pulled off the road onto the shoulder briefly to adjust who-knows-what. Lina was with me, looking very girlie in a cycling skort and lavender top. Both times, a guy riding by said, “Are you OK? Do you need anything?” If my husband had been there, that would not have happened. Lina was fascinated, as her eyes were opened to one of the blessings/curses of femaleness — the chivalrous male.
So, back to writing. One thing I did was write about writing. That is I finished a proposal to conduct a workshop at the 2011 conference of Equality NC, my state’s LGBT advocacy group. I’m calling it “Writing Your Way to Advocacy,” and it’s something I’d like to develop for other groups to help people see how and where their personal stories can be used to change the world! (But those stories, no matter how powerful, need focus and structure, or no one will want to read them!)
I also am obsessed with thanking the 300-plus people who emailed their support after the Boston Globe piece. Many wrote about their own struggles, and I really wanted to acknowledge that and them. I have only 30 or so remaining, and am really glad I’ve made the time to write folks back. But, whoa, it’s taking forever.
And, now, a story at www.abcnews.com may be coming out tomorrow that includes a bit about us and links to the Globe piece. If that brings more readers, and, hence, more emails my way, well, I don’t think I can keep this up. Girl’s gotta make a living!