Happy New Year 2012!

January 20, 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.


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.

10 responses to “Happy New Year 2012!”

  1. Linda Schmalz says:

    Hey Chris: No questions for you at this time, but just wanted to say I do enjoy your blog!

  2. Christine Merrill says:

    Thanks, Linda.

  3. Holly Gault says:

    See the documentary “Buck” — beautiful animals and a lovely,
    compassionate man.

  4. Bobbi says:

    Don’t forget there’s a sequel to Ghost Rider, too…because that just had to be made, didn’t it?

    • Christine Merrill says:

      But the preview answers the question “What happens when you pee?”

      I don’t know if that is enough of a reason to make another movie. But it’s more than they had for GI Joe.

  5. Wish you lived closer – I miss hanging out with you!

    • Christine Merrill says:

      I will get my appearances updated soon. But I am planning on RT, RWA, and Chicago Spring Fling, as well as Worldcon and maybe Gencon. Going to any of those?

  6. Jill says:

    Happy New Year to you too !
    quibble. When I click on the books on the right of the page -Regency Christmas, Virgin,Inconvenient-I get an error messsage.” The page you tried to access does not exist on this server. This page may not exist due to the following reasons:

    You are the owner of this web site and you have not uploaded (or incorrectly uploaded) your web site. For information on uploading your web site using FTP client software or web design software, click here for FTP Upload Information.

    The URL that you have entered in your browser is incorrect. Please re-enter the URL and try again.

    The Link that you clicked on incorrectly points to this page. Please contact the owner of this web site to inform them of this situation. ”

    Like the new site ! It’s quirky 🙂

    • Christine Merrill says:

      Damn. My slip is showing. I will be checking links and such this weekend, and hopefully, I will fix that one.

  7. Jill says:

    Trying to slip in RWA between bike trips

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