As you may recall well over a month ago, I was thoroughly put out with technology. Specifically, the changes made at this here WordPress blog that once allowed me to write at ease but now requires the use of brain cells heretofore relegated to dealing with the once-every-five-years computer glitch.
To be honest, I thought if I waited a bit, all would be well when I returned. That the mechanics of blogging here would all be miraculously back to just the way I like it, what’s normal for me. But alas, despite my denial strategy, nothing changed and I’m still grappling with my new blogging-at-Wordpress reality.
Come to think of it, the denial strategy is not a very effective tool in the whole Life Toolbox thingie, is it?
Nope, what’s called for is pulling up one’s bootstraps, facing situations head on, chin up, and no crying in baseball (if you’re a Braves fan).
So let’s just carry on and take a look at what I had to say about feeling lucky, in life and in publishing, over at The Muffin. At the time, I didn’t have any wedding photos from the Big Event, but if I’m lucky, I’ll find a way to add my favorite pic of Oldest Junior Hall and his Princess Bride. I’d also like to add that, fortunately, it’s been nearly a month now, and all the wedding guests have been quite well, thank you. So happily, we dodged making the 11 o’clock Atlanta Covid News.
While I was waiting and quarantining myself, I turned to some creepy mystery reading because it is my favorite spooky month, after all. I read a Victorian period mystery that was in first person present tense (*shivers*) and I had plenty to say about that, too, over at the Muffin.
I did not say the name of the novel, however, and I’m sure you’re thinking what’s so creepy about a Victorian period mystery (unless you’re thinking of Jack the Ripper and the White Chapel murders and then you’d be a clever one, wouldn’t you)? AND though the Ripper came up, sprinkled here and there, that was not the main creep factor in this novel. It was all about hanging, which was a pretty ghastly and common means of dealing with the criminal element in the 1800s. And there is a LOT more to hanging than just throwing a noose around a neck. So if you’re up for a bit of grisly, and you think you’d like to give first person present reading a whack, take a look at The Hangman’s Secret.
And so that’s about it for October. I sincerely hope that when next we meet, I’ll be well and truly used to blogging here. A little tolerance and kindness would be nice, too, because however it goes in just a week, some people are still going to be miffed. For us all, then, I offer a few words that always make me feel better:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have OVERCOME the world.” (John 16:33)
I haven’t checked my WordPress blog in a while. Since I survive these days by doing more PR than book work, I haven’t had much fun stuff to write about. After reading this, I’m thinking that Halloween may be the perfect time to log in and take a look at my WP blog—since it’s a night for doing something with a high fear factor. 🎃 🦇 🌝
Good luck, Peggy, it’s pretty scary around WordPress these days. 🙂
I don’t see your wedding pictures here, but I believe I saw them on FB. Congrats on getting a daughter-in-law.
Thanks, Tina! But Boo to not seeing the wedding pic! And of course, I have no idea WHY you’re not seeing it. (But I’m going to blame it on all the new shenanigans here.)
Someon will always be miffed. So much truth to that. We can only control our own emotions. I’m sad and upset Blogger has tinkered with my noggin and won;t allow me to do what is familiar. You know the adage, If it’s not broke… well they are breaking my brain! And I do not see the photo, so Word press must be conspirimg with Blogger.
Oh, ugh, Linda! I’m having to get used to Blogger, too, but it hasn’t been as daunting. Meanwhile, your brain is just fine; I see all those sales you’re making!