Based on all the feedback yesterday, I’ve decided to use today’s post to respond. But first, a general ‘thank you’ to all the comments over the last two weeks. I don’t want my whining and moaning to be interpreted as unappreciativeness. For the regular readers and the people who actually bought and read the book: yay. Without any of that I wouldn’t have made it even this far. Thank you!

Now on to a few replies.

Janet: lend away! That’s what happens to books, so don’t feel bad. ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as ads go, I did try that once, but hated it. Due to the nature of my blog, Google felt compelled to only deliver ads for weight loss snake oil and refrigerator repair services. Ninety percent of the ads or better were for the omnipresent OBEY THIS RULE and I had to delete it out of principle. Besides, the entire blog is an ad for me and not hucksters. To do advertising right would take more effort than I’m willing to expend at the present!

Meg: I may email you directly about your book project. Even just to give you a needed kick from time to time. Oh, and if your children’s book is ever in dire need of any pizza references, I’m your man.

MaryBe: I like the Christmas analogy. And this too: “And just because I donโ€™t hear from m family every day doesnโ€™t mean that I forget about them.”

Sagan: Yes.

Quix: Just do it.

Biz and Jenn: xoxo

Michelle, Shelley B, Anne, and Anonymous: you all mentioned the next book one way or another. For you, and everyone, I thought I should give a little more detail on what I’m working on. But next week. It’s a big enough topic for a post of its own. For now I’ll just say, I’m already eleven months into it, it’s different from anything else I’ve done, and it’s fiction. Stay tuned…

And there we are! I will see you Monday since the regular weekly update is still a given. Maybe midweek we’ll talk about the next book project. And after that, it’s second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Friday Pizza

5 Responses to “Followup”

CBuffy said
June 5, 2009 at 8:26 am

You are the blog I check first each morning cuz I know there will be something fresh and entertaining each day. I often stand in awe of how you manage that.

I’ll miss you desperately, but as others have said, I’ll be here when you come back from a well deserved vacation.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said
June 5, 2009 at 8:50 am

Thanks Charlie

xoxo to you too!

And, its party pizza Friday and the last day of school for the kids today!

Wahoo!! Summer!!

Tom Rooney said
June 5, 2009 at 11:09 am

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.

Roy Rodgers always had a way with song.

Sagan said
June 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Looking forward to hearing about the book!

Suzie said
June 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

Thanks Charlie, I can’t wait to hear about your new book!