Dudes! We’re back, and we’re totally brimming with swashbuckling tales of new adventure,
Plus, WE’RE MORE NAKED THAN EVER!
When last we chatted, you and I, I was married to a Republican and living in Berkeley, California,
having just published my second novel. Since then, I’ve written two more books,
moved to New Hampshire and then New York City, gotten divorced, lost my dad to suicide,
gotten one of my kids into college,
written for two other blogs, and started dating this really cool Democrat.
So, basically, my life is really really good right now, even though the fine joyous stuff sometimes feels as though it had to be earned by me hacking my way through gigantic amounts of suckage—with a machete.
But THIS IS SO EXCITING! Being back here! Getting to hang with you guys anew! SERIOUSLY!
I mean, at first when I stopped blogging entirely a year ago, I was all, like, “wow! So much free time [to fritter away not actually writing books or whatever, even though I totally meant to be all, like, productive and shit, right?]”
And also, since then, I have succumbed to the seductive wiles of Facebook, I have gone out and had actual conversations with actual human beings,
I have watched a great deal of stupid [but awesome! Stupidly awesome!] television,
I have joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (and my new chapter was on the front page of The New York Times last Fourth of July),
I have started work on a really cool documentary with my beau, and I've started two new novels--one a prequel, one a collaboration with this incredibly excellent woman which I am not currently at liberty to discuss (but it's WAY FUN! And she is deeply incredibly excellent! With awesome stories!)
Adventures! Swashbuckling adventures! And you know what? I find that I really miss talking with you guys about them, and hanging with my fellow Nakeds. Because you guys totally rock.
YEA! So glad we're all back...