Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Short Break

by Joyce

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.


Annette said...

Enjoy your "vacation," Joyce. You deserve it.

Ramona said...

Don't be gone for too long, Joyce. Folks still need "The Look" now and then.

Joyce said...

Believe me, "The Look" isn't going anywhere!

You know what will probably happen, don't you? Now that I won't be on a regular schedule, I'll think of all kinds of things to write about.

Laurie said...

Enjoy your time off, Joyce! I'd suggest keeping your notebook handy for those great ideas that are now sure to pop into your head. :-)

Annette said...

Joyce, keep a list of those ideas for when you come back. Maybe write a couple of them and keep them in reserve.

Wilfred Bereswill said...

"Besides, someone's got to keep this crew in line."

Amen to that, Sister Joyce! That Jennie/Bente lady, with all her writer names is one tough cookie to keep in line. I appreciate all that you've done with our little corner of cyberspace.

And an advance apology that I'll be swapping this coming Monday with the favulous Gina Sestak. I'll be basking in the sun on the Riviera Maya at an all-inclusive. My plan is to gain five pounds for the coming winter hibernation, build up a dark, outer hide to fight off the biting winds here in St. Louis and to heighten my creativity by consuming copious amounts of tequila and Corona.

I'm taking my new digital camera and my Flip Video along to document the event. If I can, I will try to post some video sometime during the week.

Hasta La Vista Baby!

Joyce said...

Will, have a great time. We expect to see those photos!

Jennie Bentley said...

Have a wonderful time 'off,' Joyce, and I fully expect to see you in the comments, and on Facebook, and on Twitter, and for the occasional guest post. Don't be a stranger!

And Freddy... :-P (Yes, that's me sticking my tongue out at you. Virtually. But I love you anyway. Have a great time preparing for hibernation!)

Patg said...

Rotsa ruck, Joyce. Unwind and chill out.
But don't be gone too long.

PatRemick said...

Come back soon, Joyce!