Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flimsy Excuses

Excuses for not blogging:

1) I'm under contract and I have to behave. I will. I must. When I'm under contract I understandably feel less free, and that's really the fun of blogging. Just letting it all out. Now I question and second guess everything I write (like this!). No fun. I tend to lean toward Twitter and Facebook simply because I feel less exposed and the format is much less formal. It doesn't feel as permanent, and I don't feel the need to be as professional.

2) I'm working on a second memoir. Yes. Yes. Yes. I'm not ready to go into full writing mode since I want to enjoy the last days of fall, but I'm working. Really.

3) I'm still having neck issues, so the less time I spend on the computer the better.

I don't want to be one of those writers who steps away from her blog only to reappear two months before a book release, suddenly blogging like crazy with one goal in mind: sell the book. I've always blogged as a way to share and gripe. It's therapy for me, but I'm trying very hard to be professional. Not easy for me. BE ADULT. BE ADULT.

On a personal note, I'm now ordained so if you'd like for me to officiate at your wedding, let me know! If you'd like the wedding to be held at my studio/prairie church, it can be arranged. Really.


  1. That sounds so cool!

    Now if only I knew somebody I wanted to marry...

  2. Har.

    My kitty and I have a special relationship too.

  3. My husband and I have been married to each other twice. First time by a Justice of the Peace and second time by a Catholic priest. Required by the church to recognize our legal status.

    So, I think I'm very married. Sorry. ;-)

  4. Can you exorcisms too, by any chance?

  5. jason, that's a great idea! i could get bumper stickers made, and maybe one of those magnetic ads for the car door. ha! okay, now this is beginning to feel like a really good idea for a book!

  6. Hey Anne,
    You know I wouldn't care if you did start blogging like crazy to sell your book. Your posts are always fun/interesting. I think it's a win/win for those of us who read your blog.

    I have a cat I'd actually like to divorce if she doesn't stop scratching up the furniture. Do you offer counseling?

  7. MF, lol! yes, i offer behavior modification -- for humans. a desensitization video of cats shredding furniture. :D