B — books? business cards? Bear? back ache?

This is the 2nd day of the A-Z Blog Challenge, and since I joined late (read a couple of days before it kicked off) I didn’t have time to do much more than jot down an idea or two for each letter. Today is the day of B, and though I have some ideas (can’t say I’ll call them good, but at least they are ideas) I don’t know what I’ll write about.  Bother! (Another decent B word. Can I use it? No, I don’t think so.)

Books.  I can’t write about the pile of books I have on my shelf waiting to be read, because I wanted to add a photo — and, well, I’m in another city, using someone else’s computer, and don’t have access to the pictures I took of the pile — and it is a huge pile — of those recently purchased. (Don’t even get me started on the pile of not so recently purchased books, or the pile of books that were given to me, or… you get the idea.)  So, I’ll think of another letter under which I can use those photos, and carry on.

Business cards.  Ah, business cards.  I’ve had a love/hate relationship with them ever since I realized I’d probably need them, and am in the process of making some really artsy looking ones, using photos from my last trip to London and Paris.  This story might be all right to tell, except, well, I’d love to show you the photos I’d be using, and they are (yep) on my own computer, at home.  So, can’t tell you that story. Not yet. Sorry.

Bear.  Bear was my dog — a (not so) big, lovable Black Lab crossed with something that liked to growl at old ladies. (Really.  That dog didn’t like old ladies much at all.)  My husband brought him home from a small town in Alberta, where he’d been working. (My husband, not the dog. The dog had just been hanging around, looking cute.)  This was mere weeks after we’d had the big discussion about whether or not to get a dog.  We’d decided no.   I was angry for about a second and a half, and then I fell in love too.  Bear lived with us for 12 years.  I wish I had photos to show you — but, well, you know.  So maybe I’ll tell you his story later too.

And the back ache.  Ah yes.  I had the idea of developing a theme when I wrote this down.  The theme was going to be “Excuses I Use When I’m Not Writing” or something.  But a couple of stories about my gimpy back wouldn’t be that entertaining (just painful reminders for me) so I don’t think I’ll write about that, either.

So I’m sorry.  There won’t be a blog entry today.  I can’t think of a thing to say.

4 thoughts on “B — books? business cards? Bear? back ache?

  1. Shannon Lawrence

    Funny, I just discovered about a week ago that writers were expected to have business cards, and I have been asked for one several times in the last week, including today! I’m running into them everywhere! Good thing I ordered some, which should hopefully be here this week.

    Good luck with the Blogging Challenge!

  2. admin Post author

    Thanks, warriormuse. I go to a lot of science fiction and fantasy conventions, and business cards are absolutely required, because lots of publishers and agents can be found there (and it’s always nice to know them!).There’s nothing more embarrassing than being asked for a card and having to scribble your contact info on a piece of paper ripped from the bottom of a receipt, because that’s all you have on you! However, I’m still fighting with finding a card that says me. (Yes, I can tend to fixate!)
    Thanks for the luck– and back at you.

  3. Jen Daiker

    You’re already doing a fabulous job with the challenge! I focused on one B word but here you are being awesome with a ton! I love it! SO glad you decied to take the leap of faith! Great blog! I stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z challenge! I’m a co-host should have any questions just ask away! I do hope you’ll stop by for a visit! We’re also having fun on twitter (I’m @jenunedited and we’re at #atozchallenge)!

  4. admin Post author

    Thank you so much, Jen! This is a lot of fun. You must be THRILLED at the number of people who have signed up this year! (And now I will go to your blog. I want to see what B word you chose!)

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