I’m confused. I came online to write a brief blog post, guilty for my absence and meaning to whine a little bit about my post-holiday work schedule while giving a brief update on my writing group, in hopes that my status as a “real writer” would excuse my recent absence.
But when I logged on, I found that somehow, miraculously, I had 28 visitors today. Now that is not a lot of visitors, granted, compared to some blogs which received hundreds or thousands of hits a day. But considering I haven’t posted anything for four days, I am slightly stunned. Doing the math for visits since New Year’s, I’ve had almost 100 visitors in 2011.
I can only imagine that all my readers returned from Barbados or whatever sunny clime in which they were vacationing and thought to themselves, “Gee, I wonder what Karen is up to? Guess I’ll check out her blog.” So, thank you for your patronage. Sincerely. The alternative is that I get tons of visitors the less blogging I do. That seems counterintuitive.
But to circle back around to my excuses, I really did have an excellent meeting tonight with my writing group. Addy’s book Signs of Murder is coming along very well and it was a pleasure to talk about her work. I’m on board for our next meeting, which means I have to be ready with 30+ pages in less than two weeks. (Consider this my excuse in advance.) Claire follows me and she will be giving us everything but her final chapter. Our assignment: To say who we thought is the murderer and why. She will then release the final chapter to us. I am hoping for a big prize, but she is making no promises. Then, back around to Sue who has two books going at once (over-achiever!). A writing group is great – I heartily recommend it.
I must take my befuddled self off to sleep, so goodnight all.