Monday, August 08, 2005

The Slow & The Dead

I've long been having an arguement with myself: Am I slow to blog? Or am I a Dead Blogger?

Slow Bloggers blog very carefully and post to their blogs infrequently.

Dead Bloggers CLAIM they will blog...and just never get around to it.

For a while there, I was doing pretty good. Then July hit and everything fell under the heaping bridge of crap that was my work. August first, my son introduced himself then said, "And you are?"

I like blogging. It's SO much easier than forcing people to listen to my varied thoughts and you know, waste of space ideas. (Aside from editors, who get paid to read waste of space ideas, much to their eternal dismay.) I'm just hoping to make sense. I dread becoming a Dead Blogger. I've actually gotten to looking around my big empty head for some interesting blogging ideas so that I don't run out of stuff to say.

Still, the question remains, where the hell have I been?

Well, on the one hand, I've been working. As many of you may or may not know, I'm a host on It's been a wee bit hectic. We had a redesign and my duties have changed drastically from handling online reads and scheduling author events for the site to handling Harlequin Series and still handling the scheduling. Big adjustment, but very interesting changes, I'm seeing a lot more people this way and it's a real challenge, which I think I needed. A gal can get pretty complacent when she's doing the same thing everyday for years.

Then we had the RWA National Conference in Reno. Now, if you're new to romance, what you will find out is that, like the school year, the Romance Year doesn't start in January. Oh no, our year begins and ends in July. You will find that publishers start--or end, unfortunately--lines or give out the newest information. Authors and editors and agents, oh my! You can go starry-eyed, cross-eyed and bow-legged from the exhaustion at Nationals. And really, if you don't, you're missing something. Everyone's energy peaks in July.

We all fall down in agony and sleep deprivation for at least the first week of August, but that's another blog.

So, now it's August, things have settled down and you, dear and beloved Blog get to put up with me again.

Happy New Year!


THIS! Christine said...

She's alive!

Welcome back to the world of blogging. I've missed you.


Heather Diane Tipton said...