Mullets, lesbian bars, forbidden love, oh my

imageshl3fdmtxI’m participating in National Novel Writing Month this year. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days and have a first draft for a novel. Kick-off is today.

“What’s your book about?” my editor asked.

“Lesbian romance set in the 80s. Big hair, big love, something like that,” I wrote back.

“I’m feeling nostalgic,” she wrote. “But mullets.”

So, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. If you don’t hear from me in November, I’m busy writing about the 80s and lesbians and quoting lyrics from songs sung by the big hair bands. “And, baby, talk dirty to me.” Like that.

Because lesbians rule and the 80s were the best and if you’ve never rocked a mullet you’ve never really lived.

If you want to help a writer out, I still need a name for a really great, fictional lesbian bar. Best answer will find its way into my novel.

Anything else that needs to be in there? Trivial Pursuit, Pac-Man, a Rubik’s Cube …

Oh, and if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, e-mail me and we can be NaNo buddies.

23 responses to “Mullets, lesbian bars, forbidden love, oh my

  1. I would love to read your novel!

  2. Congrats on participating in NaNoWriMo. This is my first year. I’m picking up on some good energy vibes. Hey, I’m up for being “writer buddies.” Haven’t a clue how to make that happen – hook me up? As for club names, I’m blank on that one. For other fun stuff – Walkman, bolo ties, hair scrunchies. I was a HUGE Flashdance chick so my standard wardrobe items were leg warmers and capezios. Oh ya, madonna gloves too on a night out, you know, the fingerless elbow-length sexy gloves. Hope this helps. Keep on writing.

    • Same to you, WW. To add a buddy, go to the search feature at the top of the NaNo page. Search for authors. My name is rtheo. You should find me on the second page that comes up. Already got a Walkman in my novel. Have a bolo tie scene all planned out. Love the idea of the Madonna gloves. I have an idea for how they might play into a scene. Keep typing!

  3. I’m on the fence about participating this year. I have so many ideas that I started but never did much with, so maybe I should dust one of those off this year…

  4. This post is exactly the motivation I needed to kick my ass in to gear and start writing!

    Lesbian bar: “KlonDyke”?

  5. Lesbian bar idea: The Golden Onion

    Love, someone who mostly reads fantasy novels and doesn’t really go to bars

  6. Maybe “Sappho’s”?

  7. The Dugout? For Softball dykes?

  8. How about ‘Mullet’s’! 🙂

  9. k.d Lang and Melissa Etheridge TOTALLY have to be playing on the Walkman!

  10. Would definitely read.

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