Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Bit of the Old In and Out

Well, that brought you here in a hurry, didn't it?

The purpose of this post is to apologize to everyone whom I haven't been getting around to see much lately, and to let you know that I will probably be popping in and out over the summer. My plan is to visit a given blog weekly, but then go back and read the full week's posts. I'm hoping the efficiencies gained this way will let me keep up with all my bloggy buddies. If there's something you'd like me to give a timely reading, drop me an email.

In addition to all the graduation/weddings/ barbecues/ballgames/yardwork/etc. that everyone wrestles with as the days grow warmer, I've started work on a new novel (my 3rd or my 5th, depending on whether you count the miserable failed attempts in my 20's and 30's that petered out after 100 pages, or only the miserable failed attempts from my 40's and 50's that at least went the full distance).

I do not know why I'm sigining up for this grief yet again, other than I just never know when to let it go. I've decided to take the advice of many brilliant (i.e. published) writers and not talk about this one while I'm working on it. When I have a crappy first draft finished, hopefully along about September, I'll shout it from the rooftops.

Thanks for your patience.

16 comments:

Chef E said...

I do appreciate your visiting me :) , and I think you are rubbing off on me, as I am getting up earlier and earlier each week!

Dave King said...

Always good to see you around - Like all bloggers there's a bit of the masochist in you!

Steven G said...

I'm still amazed at the many talented people I've visited since following RC.

Sometimes I try to think back at what we all use to do before we learned to sit in front of these machines, these TV typewriter, time gobbling therapy stations.

Oh yeah, we used to read....novels... from people like you.

Buena Suerte, mi amiga!

(57 words)

Marinka said...

That is so exciting! Good luck and when you're ready, I can't wait to hear about it!

Ronda's Rants said...

I admire your writing skills...those who can't ...just love to read! That would be me...good luck!

IB said...

Good luck with the book. It is a brave undertaking indeed. I have often thought I should write a novel, but then I come to my senses and watch TV instead.

buffalodick said...

Best wishes on the book! Hope it's a hit...

What A Card said...

Good luck to you on your novel (ha!) adventure! Have fun with it :)

Maelstrom said...

I don't blame you, I haven't even wanted to visit my own blog lately.

darsden said...

Thats awesome on your novels.. I understand how hard it can be..esp in the summer time...too much playing needs to be done. Hard to sit in front of the computer when it is soooo pretty outside.

Jan said...

Good luck on the novel. I admire you so much. I don't think I'm ready to sit down and write seriously but the thought is always in the back of my head. Maybe someday....

Renee said...

You signed up again because you are going to do it. One of these days it will get done and you will feel so happy about it.

Have a wonderful summer.

xoxoxo

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

best of luck! happy writing!

anymommy said...

Good luck!! Or break a pencil. Pen? Keyboard? Whatever they say to writers.

Maggie May said...

Good for you!

Lilly said...

Fantastic. Good on you. About the novel I mean. And yes, I do the same now to just go to a blog and read a few posts at a time. Its a good idea Jeanne.

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