Desperation — and Inspiration!

May 19, 2008 by in category Writer on the Verge by Kate Carlisle tagged as , with 3 and 0

By Kate Carlisle

The best of intentions get blown into the wind like a dandelion sometimes. Take this blog, for instance. Earlier this week, I had every intention of getting up bright and early this morning and posting a blog all about the need for meeting our deadlines.

How ironic.

Instead, yesterday morning I drove 140 miles out to the desert to take care of some things for my mother. I spent all day and part of this morning out there, then drove back home–and only then did I remember that I had a blog to write.

Ah, well. Anyway, instead of my brilliant and passionate spiel about meeting deadlines, I’ll simply make everyone’s day and post a photo of the man who inspired me as I wrote the hero in my new mystery series. My character is a former British Commander turned security agent. With that sort of background, who else could inspire me more than … well, you know.

So here’s a little inspiration for the remainder of your Sunday afternoon.

Cheers!

Kate Carlisle writes the Bibliophile Mysteries for NAL. Watch for the first book in the series, HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER, in February 2009.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Kate,this was PERFECT for me. I’ve sick of deadlines (mine) and could use a little fantasy instead!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Maureen! Yup, I was gonna do a whole rant on deadlines and meeting obligations….and look what happened. Sigh. But hey, Daniel Craig is a fine substitute for a rant! LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    LOL, Kate! Yes, that is ironic!!

    Hope Mom’s feeling better!

    And thanks for the Man-Candy…

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