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Brain dead, pressed, interviewed, and cleaning up … it’s all here, folks!

I have suddenly gone brain dead. I’m blaming it on allergies. I should have put a new post up yesterday, but I couldn’t think of anything to say, so I played about a thousand games of Peggle instead. And, obviously, my brain is not functioning any better today because I’ve just written over fifty words of nothing. That’s no way to get a blog post selected for Freshly Pressed, now is it?

For those of you unfortunate enough to have a Blogspot blog, you may not know that when a blog post is Freshly Pressed it means WordPress highlights your blog on their front page for a day. You get hundreds of visitors. I have not yet been honored, but some of my friends have. Christi Craig hit the jackpot twice this month. Twice! Do you think if I talked her into doing a guest post here, I would get Pressed too?

A.M. Kuska has created a writers blog directory at The Written Connection. She’s included my blog and also interviewed me—scary thought, huh? You can read it here, if you’re interested. Check the directory for your favorite writing blog. If it’s not there, nominate it.

It’s almost that time of year again! No. I don’t mean National Novel Writing Month. November is NaHoCleMo—National House Cleaning Month for those of us whose housekeeping suffers because we’re writing junkies. You can read all the whys and wherefores here. And, if you’d like to clean along, you can get a counter, like the one to the right of this post here, for your blog or website. In 2009, I set my goal far too high. Seriously, you can’t go from 0 to 5,000 in one month without hurting someone, so this year I’m setting my goal at 2,700 minutes. I think I can reach that and still make progress on my new novel.

One last thing: I’ve giving you fair warning. There’s a theme change coming as soon as I can find the time to make sure things don’t go wonky. So don’t freak if you come here one day soon and nothing looks familiar. It will be the same pig, just in a new dress.

Have a lovely weekend.

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31 thoughts on “Brain dead, pressed, interviewed, and cleaning up … it’s all here, folks!”

  1. Love it! NaHoCleMo here I come (got the site meter loaded). I’ve got sandals on the floor begging to be stored for winter, piles (books, papers, clothes) yearning for sorting and random objects that just need to be tossed. This plan should help me at least make a dent.

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  2. I’d gladly volunteer to be medically altered into a constant state of brain dead if it meant I could be as funny as you!

    With two large dogs ruling the roost NaHoCleMo comes for me every day. I think (for me) November is an excuse to let the fur fly. Heading out now to read your interview.

    Boy catching up once a week takes speedy fingers and clean reading glass lenses.

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    1. I didn’t even need surgery, Trista, brain dead is pretty much my natural state. 🙂

      About the fur thing … I used to go straight to the source and vacuum my dog, but now I have only the cat, and I don’ t have the nerve to try that with her.

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