Posted on September 8, 2015
Lesbian Hockey Werewolf
It’s been a while since I did this blogging thing. There’s been a lot going on, and most of it good! But it’s not the kind of blogging excitement you’re used to here. [canned audience laughter] Thankfully, I’ve been more and more inspired of late, and I’m hoping it’ll lead to me using this thing more. I gave myself a little re-design for a “reboot”, but all the past posts are staying, even if I’m shifting the focus of what I’ll write about.
One thing that has lead to the inspiration I’m feeling is the increase of women I’m following on Twitter in the hockey space. Between talking about the upcoming inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and the always-ongoing fight to be taken seriously as female fans, bloggers, and reporters of the men’s game, I’ve found a nice network of intelligent women who don’t simply want to be “just one of the guys”. They write smart things, and I want to write smart things, too. I want the women who inspire me to see the results of that inspiration.
Another thing, which added a burst of motivation along with more inspiration, is that I just spent Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA, at the umpteenth annual Dragon*Con, a convention I’d never been to before, but looked forward to with excitement this year. It didn’t disappoint at all, and the writing panels I attended sent me home with swirling ideas for a novel. Unlike previous (failed) attempts at novel-writing, I don’t simply have a couple characters but no real direction in which to push them! This time I have a driving concept that easily sets up a story/character arc, and I am so incredibly excited to take this journey. There will be research to do, but this time that doesn’t exhaust me when I just think about it; the research I will need to do dovetails with my excitement in the NWHL and everything going on in women’s hockey.
This project is going to be called Lesbian Hockey Werewolf, and that should give you a pretty good idea of what’s inside. I don’t have many specific details figured out yet, but I’m really excited to get this story figured out and start writing it. I’m going to use an outline and everything! No pantsing!
I’m going to try and use this blog to document this process. I want to make myself accountable to myself, and if I can generate interest in a final result, that’s great, too. If you want to tag along with me, then you’re welcome to, and I hope you enjoy it.
(I may also end up re-watching Psych and blogging that as I go? Exciting times here at Katiegorn!)