Why I Canâ€™t Blog Today
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!]
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