Hmmm. I’m stuck.
I’m stuck on two issues.
Issue number 1: The term “non-bio lesbian mom” kinda sucks. Am I right? First of all, who wants to be a “non” anything in regards to parenting? It is too long. (Not unlike many other gay or feminist terms.) And it is not– ugh. It just fits like an itchy sweater. “Other Mother” has been used. I like it better. But since it is already the name of Arlyn Hazley’s book and several blogs, I just don’t know. Besides, I don’t know that I love being “other” either. So I’m putting it out there. Can any of you wise wordsmiths come up with a better word or phrase to call the subject of my book? I will give you a special thanks and all credit if you can come up with something usable.
Issue number 2: I want to interview lots of great women who don’t live in New York, and I can’t seem to get myself a usable device to record telephone conversations. My brother bought me a “Quick Tap” and an “Imic” and together they should have worked. They did not. Though he thinks it might be the quality of the phone I bought, rather than the devices. I also went to Radio Hack and plunked down a 100 bucks for another recording device that doesn’t have Mac software and only records one side of the conversation. Again, that may be my phone. Do any of you have any suggestions? Do you own anything that works well? I want something that will either give me tapes, or files on my computer that I can refer to as I write.
Please let me know. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I am trying to write a book about [insert better word or phrase here] non-bio lesbian moms. A guide book, I think. It is such a huge, untapped subject. I would have bought the book instantly, had it existed when my honey was pregnant. I know so many of us have issues and feelings and other things that just aren’t addressed anywhere but in the blogosphere. So if you are interested in being interviewed, once I figure out how to do it, please let me know.