When we started the Working Stiffs blog way back in 2006, I don't think any of us imagined that we'd still be entertaining our readers (well, trying to, anyway) in 2010. We had no idea what we were doing. We just knew we wanted to be a little different than all the other writing blogs out there. There were so many that focused on craft--and did it well. So instead of focusing solely on writing, our theme became "Where crime writers talk about life, work, and murder."
Personally, I've written about all three of those topics. I've blogged about my hubby bonding with the Omaha Steak salesman on the phone and ordering a freezer full of steak. I've written about murders like the Boy in the Box and Baby Grace. I've done posts about my former job and some of the interesting things that happened at the PD--and some of the things that pissed me off.
I'm tapped out.
I'm going to take a break for a few months and let the well refill. But don't worry. I'll still be around. You'll see me in the comments, and occasionally I'll fill in an empty slot.
Besides, someone's got to keep this crew in line.