Monday, July 9, 2012

Consistency and the Creator

It's Monday...again.  Thank God.  God is consistent and dependable.  Important traits in a creator.  Consistency is vital to writing as well.  A good piece of writing has a consistent point of view, a consistent voice, a consistent tense and a consistent style.

Consistency and dependability are also important in blogging.  Anyone who sets out to write a blog should do so on a regular basis.  There should be a regular schedule of posts, whether the posts are daily, three times a week, once a week, whatever.  The blogger needs to decide on a schedule and stick to it.  That way, his or her readers know when to expect a new post and don't have to keep checking back to see if there is a new entry.  This is beneficial to the blog.  More importantly, it is the right thing to do.  The blogger has a responsibility to his or her readers to show up for work.

Of course, anyone who has been following this blog knows that I am guilty of not doing this.  I haven't written a post in over two months.  There are reasons, but there is not an excuse.  To anyone who is still peeking in to see if I've written anything YET, first I say "thank you" and secondly, I am sorry.  I am starting again and promise to write once a week, barring circumstances beyond my control, such as pneumonia (which I had earlier this year) or hurricanes (I live in Florida).  New posts will be written on Fridays in the afternoon or evening, so look for them either in the evening or on Saturday morning.  If you also follow the other two blogs, I will get them going again too, but in stages.  First, I want to get this one back on track, then bring the Celtic / fantasy one back online.  The spiritual one is the least followed, so I may let it go.

Consistency and dependability are important traits in friends as well.  I have a friend who has been after me to start writing the blog again and I want to thank her for keeping after me.  She doesn't need to be named, as she knows who she is.  To her, I say a special thank you.

ADDENDUM: I've been given permission from herself to identify my friend who is responsible for getting me blogging again.  Her name is (drum roll please): JENNIFER MAJOR.  She is an excellent writer with a wicked sense of humor.  Please visit her blog: and follow her on Twitter.  Her handle is @jjumping.  Also you can find her insights and witty comments on agent Rachelle Gardner's blog and the Books and Such literary agency blog.  (By the way, I recommend both agent blogs HIGHLY.  They are great sources of wisdom and learning for writers, especially those of us who are newbies.  Also you will discover a warm and supportive community of writers there.  I had the blessing of meeting Jennifer there).



  1. YAY!!!!
    You're back!!!!
    Oh,I'd name her, she probably craves attention like a Kardashian.
    Or maybe she's a SPY and you want to keep her safe!?
    Either way,tell her we said thanks, cuz we love you!!!

  2. I don't know if you got my email response since it was a "no-replies" email address, but had a send button. (I'm easily confused, have you noticed?)

    So I will try to recreate it. Here it is:

    Ooo! I think she is a spy because, as you know, there are MANY Canadian spies either in the U.S. or planning trips to VERY hot regions in the U.S. Only a spy would travel to New Mexico or Oklahoma in the summer when she could stay in N.B. where the temp. was only supposed to reach 101 F. this past Saturday (not that it reached that, but according to, it was supposed to). And as we all know, Canada is an OVERSEAS foreign country (I haven't figured out just what sea you have to cross to get there from the U.S. but rumor has it that Canada is an overseas nation.)

    So I shall name her--her full name and maybe even her blog address and Twitter handle. Check out the amended post.

    1. I'm glad I gave you a laugh. It was fun writing the reply. Humor makes Mondays better.

  3. AW! You didn't have to do that! You are so sweet!! SO Sweet!!!
    Thank you Christine!!

    1. You're welcome. You deserved it. I just didn't want to put your name in without your permission.