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January 20th, 2012

Long time no see.

I’ve been planning to get back to the blog for months now.  It is one of my 2012 resolutions.  But many changes have happened in the last year.  Both kids are in college, and I am minus one cat, since Mohawk passed on a few months ago.  I am taking care of two aging parents, which is a lot like trench warfare: small gains, followed by hasty retreat.

And I’ve been writing, of course.  There will be three books out this spring, and another in fall.

I’ve also been going to the movies.  And am succumbing to the sort of depression you get when you realize that there will be sequels to both GI Joe and Clash of the Titans.

I hold with my original view on Titans.  Painting it black does not make Pegasus into a badass, pimped out ride.  It’s still a horse with wings.  When you muck out the stall, you will find glitter.  Just saying.

And adding The Rock and Bruce Willis to the GI Joe team may seem like a good idea.  But it will result in a geriatric Bruce Willis action toy.  No sane child is asking for that.

Other than that, I was tapped out for blog topics.

And then, I saw the new contest on CBS.  Sharon and Ozzy Osborne are sponsoring a sweepstakes.

http://promotions.mardenkane.com/cbs/cbscares12/

The winner and a guest get a trip to NYC and a three day stay in a luxury hotel overlooking Central Park, followed by a free COLONOSCOPY.

Normally, at this point, I’d use hyperbole and metaphor to make you laugh. But what could I possibly say?

And how much do I want a trip to New York?  Enough for fasting and enemas in a luxury hotel?

Unless ABC is offering a trip to Hawaii for a pelvic exam, this is only worthy of one post.  I need blogging ideas for the rest of the year.  I am open to suggestion.

And you can help!

So far, I’ve had no FAQ on my site.  And answering questions will fill blog space.    Anyone got any writing questions?  After 14 books, I have opinions about that.  But I will answer anything within reason.

Go ahead.  Ask away.