It turns out my hosting site may be renewed again after all. I've already moved everything to Wordpress.com, though, so I think I'll stick with it.
Despite having worked at the Genie novel enough that it now has some shape and substance to the plot, instead of writing it I seem to have started a completely different novel. it's tempting to be now because the plot is more straightforward, leaving more room for introspection, and it gives me whole new characters to play around with. I even came up with a title already. Oh dear.
If completed, I'd probably submit it to Bella Books. This is a reflection both of my fondness for Bella Books - despite the hit and miss quality of their output, an all-lesbian-works-incl-genre-subjects publisher is endearing to me - and my lack of self-confidence. They seem the most likely publisher I know of to publish a first novel that's a straight-up lesbian romance without even any sex in it.
I'm SO fond of my new characters, even though some of them still need fleshing out. Can't wait to see how they'll contradict me.