Hello, again. I've had a frustrating few days, thanks largely to this website. While the pages on my books have been functioning well, thank goodness, the link to this particular page -- my "Roundheads and Ramblings" blog -- has been unavailable for five of the past eight days. It's irritating to me, when I have something important to pass along, and discouraging for my readers, who think I have suddenly fallen off the edge of the world. What to do?
The obvious solution was to call the company for help. Last Thursday, you may remember, I thought I had solved the problem by changing my browser to Google Chrome. Hah! That lasted exactly one day. By Friday, I was off-line again.
Over the weekend I decided the only solution was to move the blog to a different site. So for the last three days I've been nudging and tweaking and experimenting with a new blog over on Google's Blogger site. Its focus will be on the process of creating a new book. I just happen to be at one of those crossroads -- current manuscript drafted and into the editing phase, which means "nothing new to write." So I'm starting to think about book 3 of the Grenville Saga by gathering stories from the beginning of the 20th century. I've long wanted to write about my mother's family who grew up in that era, so this is a perfect opportunity to start collecting and examining their experiences.
If you are interested in following that new blog, it is titled "Katzenhaus Blogs" and can be found at:
Come on over and see what's developing. If you want to be notified when a new post appears there, simply fill in your e-mail address at the top of its title page and hit "submit."
Now, what to do with this site? It contains FIVE years of blog posts, viewed a total of over 1,000,000 times. I can't just pull the plug, annoying though it may be in its crotchety old age. So this blog will continue to function whenever possible. And once again, I'm pointing it in a semi-new direction.
Every so often I think about a new development that should be included in a second edition of The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese. I've even considered calling it Cheese Souffle for the Second Mouse" since a new edition would be a much more sophisticated and authoritative collection than my first innocent ventures into the world of Indie publishing. I'll start posting some of those ideas here, and we'll eventually see if there's enough for a new book.
Welcome back. I hope the lights stay on!