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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pierwalker Log: January 30, 2019

Writing start: 9:34 A.M.
Finish: 3:14 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 400
Edited (est.): 18300 + 6 poems + 1 blurb

1. Failure: 400 new words
Notes: Coming to the end of this novel. Maybe two or three more months?

2. Book Three Melody: Primary edit number five of chapter thirteen
Notes: Kye gets it tomorrow! It's another one of those wipe-away-the-tears-as-you-read biggies.

3. Ant Story: Off

4. Fractalverse V5: First tertiary edit of the fourth set of six poems

5. Cheapery St. Heroes: BII: Stage three edit of chapter two
Notes: Having a great time reading the chapters to each other!

6. Rapscallion: Off

7. T-Bag: Primary edit number two of chapter three

8. LOTR: Edit chapter three

Special Projects:  None

Extra notes: A serious question for romance authors and their readers, especially women in both groups:

If I, a man, were to write a romance novel, and for the cover featured a scantily-clad or partially nude woman--but only featuring just her chin down to her crotch--wouldn't that be, quite correctly, slammed as sexist and grotesquely piggish?

If so, then why is this okay?

Or this?

Or this?

As a stalwart progressive, one who fully supports the Equal Rights Amendment, a woman's right to choose, the #MeToo movement, and so on, I find the hypocrisy so prevalent in romance--particularly romance aimed at women--literature that is, sadly, largely authored by women writers--to be heinously hypocritical and damaging.