1. I have a headache. No, really. And no, itâ€™s not a hangover so just donâ€™t go there. Itâ€™s my sinuses. Iâ€™ve got bad ones. And with the rain and the changes in barometric pressure, I get all stuffed up. Iâ€™ll be okay, but I really canâ€™t blog today.
2. As mentioned above, itâ€™s raining. And rain effects the electrical connections in my house causing little brown-outs, which messes with the router and I lose my internet connection. How can I post the blog without an internet connection? I can’t. So I’m really sorry, but I canâ€™t blog today.
3. I canâ€™t concentrate on blogging because Iâ€™m stuck in Chapter Seven. Why am I stuck in Chapter Seven, you ask. Because in Chapter Seven my heroine has to go home, and I have to describe all that â€œhomeâ€ stuff. Now, some of the home stuff has little to do with the mysteryâ€”and some of it does. But the point is, this is the chapter where Iâ€™ve got to introduce some of the ongoing characters who will appear and re-appear in subsequent books in the series. It all happens in Chapter Seven. So you see my dilemma, right? I mean, what if I give my heroine a sister with twins and a nice husband and a cozy lifestyle in the mountains near Lake Tahoe and it turns out in Book Four that the sister shouldâ€™ve been a New York fashion editor? I could screw up the whole series. Or what if the heroineâ€™s mom is a bi-polar hairdresser and her dad owns a liquor store, and then it turns out in Book Twelve that I really needed the heroine to be an orphan? Youâ€™d think Iâ€™d already worked all this out, and I haveâ€”for Book One. But what if I was wrong? What if–well, you get the idea. Who has time to blog when all this turmoil is eating away at my brain?
4. Christmas is less than a week away. I know most of you are just sitting around waiting for the fun to start but Iâ€™ve still got a pile of Christmas cards to write and address and mail, and a whole bunch of presents to buy, and hey, Iâ€™ve got to finish that stupid Chapter Seven (see Item No. 3 above), then start Chapter Eight, then pack for the trip to momâ€™s, and oh yeah, and Iâ€™ve got to stop at the drugstore to pick up sinus medicine (for my headacheâ€“see Item No. 1 above). But before that, Iâ€™ve got to make breakfast, take a shower, get dressed, go to work, FedEx a bunch of stuff to the family back East, then come home, wrap all those presents, finish Chapter Eight, pay bills, and bake cookies for the office holiday party.
So I think I’ve made my point here, right? Iâ€™m just too busy to blog. Sorry. Maybe next month.
But meanwhile, yâ€™all have a Happy Holiday and a Wonderful New Year! Cheers!
[Kate Carlisle would’ve posted her really cute photo and some of her truly impressive writing credits but she was just too busy!]
Kate, I’m so sorry, but I’m just too busy to comment. I’m trying to find this dude, Santa Clause, and ask him why the heck HE’S getting all the credit, while I do all the work? Only a MAN could come up with a system like that.
So I’ll comment next time.
(Good luck with chapter 7 and 8…oh and Kate? You can always have the sister move to NY, and eliminate the parents later if need be…you’re stressing too far ahead. Try to keep your stress limited to the book you’re acutally writing!)
on December 18, 2007
Hi Maureen! I wish I could comment but I’m too busy!! LOL
on December 18, 2007
Poor Kate!! You really ARE too busy to blog! I totally understand why you didn’t post anything today!! See you next month!