Five Years Ago This Month: November 2010

Five years ago this month...

...I speculated about women's clothing and the male gaze, specifically at work. My thoughts on this have evolved somewhat in the intervening years, or at least there are some parts of that post that I would approach differently if I were to write it today.

...I chose a category for the "category romance novel" (romnov) that I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2010. Harlequin NASCAR appears to have fizzled out since 2010, but there are still a lot hilariously specific categories, e.g. Cowboys and Babies.

...I planned and outlined my romnov. I didn't get into any specifics at the time, and I won't now, but I can say that it took place on a cruise ship.

...I wrote about romnov character archetypes. I linked to a couple of other Modern Library reading blogs, both of which now appear to be defunct, so that's something to be proud of, I suppose!

...I wrote about sex scenes in romnovs. Probably my most TMI post ever, even though it's more allusion that anything else.

...I decried happy endings. Who needs 'em?

...I was distracted. By the thing that I'd been blogging about all month.

...I decided not to try to publish the romnov I slaved over all month.

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