I think I just lost a blog post due to a slip of the little finger, right hand. Dang, I hate when that happens!
OK, the thing is, Nikki sent me an email asking the questions I put in this subject line, and when I came to Crimespace to look for her post so that I could reply to it in the most direct place, I couldn't find it.
I admit to having problems with what I guess you'd call technical aspects of managing my Crimespace page. I did manage to get my photo posted OK, but there are some other things that are hard enough for me to understand that I'm not really trying. Yet. I think part of my problem is that my computer's RAM isn't big enough to handle a lot of the current websites -- won't do videos at all, for example -- and the result of that is that often my computer just flat freezes up when I'm doing something on Crimespace. Once that happens, the only way out is to shut off the power completely, and then the next time I want to use the computer it takes a while for things to find their right places during the boot. It's a pain in the patoot, is what it is. I know I need a new computer, but it will come with Windows Vista, and I expect getting used to that will also be a pain in the patoot. So I'm procrastinating but I know I can't keep it up much longer, for various reasons.
As to what I'm writing, I think I should go ahead and tell people who might blunder on here a little more than I've been willing to say so far. Mainly, I think people might want to know that this definitely is not a mystery, and it won't be published under my own name. My agent will want to market it under a pseudonym, though I haven't definitely chosen one yet. This book will most likely be pitched to a publisher as a sort of psychological/religious thriller. It's set in the year 2012, though I'm putting 2013 in the title because the whole book is leading up to 2013. If you aren't familiar with the whole mythos surrounding the date December 21, 2012 you can google it and a whole lot of stuff will come up. You can probably see, if you do that, how there's plenty of material there to provide framework for a thriller. It's complex, and the writing is slow going because I'm basing one of the main characters rather straightforwardly on myself. This is not something I'd recommend, and I knew it would be tough, but I think in this particular case it's worthwhile.