Did You Miss Me?


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So, I haven’t been online much today, and I haven’t posted anything to this space until now, and did any of you even notice I was missing?  Hm?  Didja?

Probably not.

Over the weekend my wife kept trying to get me to read a book (read her post from this afternoon for more details).  But we stayed up so late playing computer games Saturday and Sunday I never got around to cracking it open.  Besides that, I have a couple of Stephen King books from the library to read, but I guess I’ll read her recommendation first.

The funny thing is, she wants me to read it and then tells me I’m a better writer than the guy who wrote that book.  Why would I want to read something from someone who’s not as good as I am?  If I want to learn karate, I go study under someone who can kick my butt.  If not, what’s the point?  I’m not there to teach, I’m there to learn.  But she insists it’s for me to know something about my competition.  The book is a paranormal, I assume, and she’s likened it to Ghost Hunters.  So I think I’d better give her wisdom serious consideration and read it.  Besides, could my beloved have said anything nicer about me than what she did?  I don’t think so.

In other news, good things seem to be happening today.  It’s been a while since anything encouraging happened, but today brings some hope and excitement which I haven’t had in a long, long while.  I’ll provide details when I can.

I haven’t written or edited anything for so long I’ve forgotten how.  I have a lot to do with my completed manuscript and I’m hoping I’ll finish it before I die.  I think it’s time to schedule that sort of thing.  If I don’t I’ll never get back into the swing and get this done, and the clock is in serious run-mode now.  I have to do something to get this off my plate; I mean, c’mon … I completed the first draft in November of 2007, for pity’s sake.

Let’s see … anything else?

Not really.  I wrote a bunch of 5secfic (five second fiction) over the weekend for Twitter.  I also made my profile and updates public late last week, and now I’m getting a bunch of people following me whom I don’t know.  It’s a little scary.  I’m always nervous around strangers anyway.

Oh, I haven’t moved my bi0-data crap yet.  I think I’m going to do that, though.  If I thought I could control the search engine tags better, I’d move it to one of those junky free web sites like FreeWebs or something and let it be.  But for now, it’s still here … ‘cause I’m a traffic whore.

How was your weekend?

-JDT-

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14 thoughts on “Did You Miss Me?

  1. Knyt

    Its funny..the blogs are almost like calling someone on the phone…hey how are you ..i am good how about you…..we turn to our blog friends for advice and companionship and friendship……..i read your blog daily …but sorry didnt miss you ..you were not gone long enough..but i hope all is well with you…zman sends

    Well, thanks Zman! I like to think of my blog as a phone of sorts, too. That, and Twitter. :) And things are going just fine; maybe a little better than fine today. Thank you for the well-wishes! :) Hope you’re doing GREAT and GET THAT CHIEF’S JOB!

  2. Your blog is usually my first stop on my daily reading round. :)
    More importantly–what is the good news???? Details, please!!!

    Well, thank you! But … no details for a few days yet. Can’t be more specific right now. Still something to settle first. :)

  3. Checked for you three times before this post! How’s that for stalking? Anxious to hear good news…

    Well, thanks! Check back on Friday afternoon for more. :)

  4. Uh yeah I missed you dude. I read your blog with my morning coffee at the office. You planning on being home this weekend? Might give you a call, it’s been awhile.

    Ring us up, bud. I’ll be home unless I win the lottery. Even then, prob’ly.

    Your bud,

    Ben

  5. Call up God and give him a date. Then you have to get it done. It works. I’m in this tiny plane in a big storm over VA and I’m so terrified I clamped my jaw and broke a tooth. So I look out the window and ask myself what I hadn’t finished so I could tell God that I couldn’t leave yet because I had to finish blah blah blah. Then I promised to have it done by Thanksgiving (it was Sept). I got it done. Tony Robbins calls it leaverage.

    My wife used something like this — a twist, but similar — to calm a white-knuckled passenger on one of her cross-country plane trips, too. Interesting to see it this way. Thanks for comin’ around and letting me hear from you. :)

    • Don’t know if you and ness watched Sex and the City. There was a thread on a couple of shows where Carrie meets another writer and they get into it over a “scrunchy” comment. When I was reading this and Ness’ blog I thought of that show. You two are just too cute. You ought to combine some of the best “verbal badmitton” of both your blogs into a piece for Cosmo or Vanity Fair. “Electronic Conversations of the Heart” communications in a modern marriage. With your combined totals of over 100k hits someone should be paying serious attention. I go from one blog to the other and tonight I also went to Ness’ Sephardic…great stuff both of you.

      Thanks, Sara. You say such sweet things. You listenin’, Cosmo and VF? Pay me to write! PAY ME! ;)

  6. “The funny thing is, she wants me to read it and then tells me I’m a better writer than the guy who wrote that book.”

    Maybe your wife was trying to boost your confidence as a writer. You have great abilities but lack self-confidence.

    Good ol’ Leafless … comin’ in and blowing my pretenses away. Thank you. :)

  7. I checked in a coupe of times -you have me hooked and I have to see what you wrote or were up to but then I have no life so I have to live vicariously through the blogs I visit so I really have no life when you all leave me high n’ dry. :)

    Ha! This is me too! I’m the same way!

    Hope the good news pans out.

    Thanks. I’ll be sure to let y’all know. :)

    It helps to read some not so spiffy fiction…heck..even I’ve felt “I can write better than that” and I’m not even a writer. LOL!

    ROFL — Well, then, I guess I’d better read the guy’s stuff, eh? :)

  8. I think you should devote an entire section of your blog to your #5secfic. I really dig the Picnic Killer :)

    Hehehe. I like him too. It’s getting hard to come up with picnic-related murders though. I’ll see what I can do. ;)

    And I can’t miss you when I’m chatting your head off on Twitter all day. Kinda hard, huh?

    True enough. :)

    ~k

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