I'm Catching Up...

Hello everyone, first of all, I want to apologize to my favorite blogger's (you know who you are) for not visiting as often as I usually do- But, I've missed you.

And I know you're probably not going to believe this, but I couldn't find my keyboard. I'm telling the truth, I promise, I think it was because of the piles of work on my desk, however I did finally find it, thanks to Simon- my cat- who slid on his behind across the papers on the keyboard while coasting on one of his flights of fancy. Hence, if you don't have a cat, get one, they are as unpredictable, as they are dependable. In any event, now that I've found my keyboard, I can catch up on my work, which includes some upcoming surprises.

The first of which is an idea for fresh content, which I'm writing for you at this moment, so to speak.

I'm not sure how it's going to work, but I've decided to try what I think will be interesting; and if it isn't, I hope you will do one or both of two things; forget I ever did it and/or forgive me.

Alright, here goes, in addition to my love for writing for children, I also like to write short stories, but the length and format are hard to do on a blog; and you'll have to wait a little longer to read my children's books in print. :)

Therefore, I've decided to take a professional risk (mainly because editors do not have time to read blogs) and write what I've decided to call Blog Shorts, or blog short stories every Friday.

I think Blog Shorts is an appropriate title considering these stories will not include all of the elements or the length of a traditional short story.

However, they will be longer than a blog post, therefore, I thought if I published the first part of the story every Friday and the conclusion the following Friday, everyone would have more time to read them, and it would add to the suspense of the story and it's conclusion.

In addition, please note that although not all of the Blog Shorts stories will be humorous, my blogging style, writing voice, and brand for A Nice Place In The Sun will not change; it will stay a humorous blog and all of it's other characteristics will remain the same.

Well...that's it, since I better get back to work and then to bed because my first Blog Short, entitled, The Day It Rained In The Afternoon will post sometime around mid-day tomorrow. I hope you will like it, and feel free to let me know in comments what you think. You're the best~

Until then,



The Muse said...

Counting the moments! :)

Daisy said...

I'm looking forward to reading your first Blog Short!

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Sounds like a great idea Annie!
Looking forward to it!
Luvs ya!

The Muse said...

Your blog has been MINI Featured in the comment box of A Divas Hammer game Rub A Dub Dub !!! :)
Love, The Muse

Broadway Matron said...

You lost your keyboard? I can't get passed that LOL

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I think Simon hid your keyboard from you. That's what I think. Don't tell him I said so. I don't want him mad at me.

Sounds good to me Annie. I'll be out a big hunk of today getting chores done, but will look for your first post when I return.

Have a great Friday and weekend pal. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

So we've been warned. ;) Break a leg!

ettarose said...

Looking forward to it!

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