Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Do You Have A Question?

According to Blogger, I've posted more than 1200 times here. When compared with some of the other blogs, the number who read these posts, and especially those who post a comment, isn't large. Today my well seems dry, so I thought I'd ask you what (if anything) you'd like to see here in the future. Or does it matter?

My usual schedule has been Tuesday--general stuff, and Friday--the writing life. Do you like that? Is there a particular question you'd like answered? Or are you too busy with life to care?

I'll be like the cat who ate fragrant cheese, then waited by the mouse hole with "baited" breath. Let me know.

14 comments:

Elise Griffith said...

Your Tuesday (general) and Friday (writing) schedule is nice.

Regarding writing--and you may have covered this already--I always wonder if real people are the basis for fictional characters? Elements of real personalities? Many of your characters come to life on the pages. I also wonder if real-life news or events spark the main story of novels on occasion?

General questions have more to do with getting to know an author outside of writing... silly things, maybe, like what was your first car? In your travels, do you have a favorite place within the U.S.? Abroad? How did you make the decision to retire from medicine, and what things did you encounter in the adjustment to retirement? Even just stuff like favorite music? Movies? Those are the kinds of things that make us each unique.

Richard Mabry said...

Elise--good questions. I'll try to cover those in future posts. Thanks.

Jackie Smith said...

I CARE! I enjoy your writing schedule and hope you keep it up. Sorry I only lurk sometimes! (internet and health issues) I would like to hear what books you like to read!
Blessings~~

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Jackie. Don't let some of my ACFW colleagues hear, but right now I'm working my way through (for about the fifth time) all the books by the late Robert B. Parker. Of course, there are some of the modern Christian writers who are good, but there are times when I hit that bookcase and say, "It's time for this again." I appreciate the comment.

Gail H. said...

I love your cat and cheese comment!
I may not always comment but I do read everyone of your posts. You have great wisdom but I especially like your humor.
Since I worked in the medical field for many years I've seen many things both good and bad. In your experience what was the funniest thing that happened to you in your practice and what was the saddest?
There was a young boy dying of cancer on pediatrics where I worked some. He would beg and beg for a shot for the pain then cry and say no when a nurse came in the room with the injection. It broke my heart.

Richard Mabry said...

Gail, thanks for your comment. I guess I'll talk about my "other" life as a physician on a future post, probably a Tuesday. In the meantime, I'll need to think about it a bit. I do recall when my middle son ran through a plate glass door--I was with him in the ER when the orthopedist said, "Come here and look at this knee." I almost fainted. It depends on who's the patient, I guess.

Patricia Bradley said...

I like all your posts so I guess that doesn't help much. lol Yours is one of the few I take time to read when they land in my inbox.

Richard Mabry said...

Patricia, I appreciate that, more than you can know. It's the greatest compliment one author can pay another.

Heather Marsten said...

I also read your posts when they come in. Don't have a particular question, but wanted to encourage you.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Heather. Your comment has served its purpose. I appreciate it.

Paula said...

You are one author that I take the time to open their newsletters and read.( Pat, Ann Gabhart, Tricia Goyer are others) I like all your comments. I, too, would like to learn the personal stuff. I like getting to know my favorite authors. I like that you are one of us, approachable and going through the same struggles and everyday things that we do! Yet you have a unique perspective as a writer. Keep up the good work! Blessings

Richard Mabry said...

Paula, I really appreciate the compliment (and the good company you put me in). I'll try to give you more glimpses inside the life of a "real author." Usually, when I get asked about this by a book club, they're disappointed. No cape with a big S on it, not leaping any tall buildings (even with more than one bound). But thanks.

Lauri Harris said...

I always read and enjoy your posts. Right now I can't think of a specific thing I'd like for you to write about, but if I think of something I'll let you know :) I do like your schedule and I like knowing the post will be about writing on Fridays and life on Tuesdays.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Laurie. I appreciate the comment. Now if we could just get the Texas Rangers straightened out...