Well, bet you thought I’d forgotten all about this.  I’ve been so busy editing my novel, and dealing with life’s interruptions–there’s never a dull moment in my life–, just haven’t gotten here.  I know, that’s not good to create a following.  So, I’m reading up on how to twitter and blog and facebook.

First things firs: Last cliches:

Take my hat off–To express admiration; a form of applause.  When someone tilted his hat to another it was a mark of respect, and kind of still is even though we don’t wear hats like in the past.Dates from mid-19th Cent. In 1886 Harper’s Magazine stated: “We should take off our hats to them and wish them godspeed.”

Take it from me–Accept it on my say-so.  It’s a modern sounding phrase but used in 17th Cent.  It was used in a letter in 1641 by Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Stratford to King Charles I

Cost me an arm and a leg–Very expensive or exorbitant.  American in origin-mid-20th Cent. Source: giving up an arm and a leg for something is to costly.

How many did you find?

I know it’s been a coon’s age since I wrote on this blog, but I will try and be more faithful to create a following. How will I do that?  Obviously try and write once a week, post on twitter and facebook that you can find my piece when written, and continue trying to write on my novels, yet keep up with blogging.

Last month Redwood Writers had a speaker on how to blog a book.  Mainly it was for non-fiction, but one could incorporate it into fiction as well.  I went so far as to buy her book: How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir.  Its filled with good information and how to’s.

I may not blog my book here, but might give you insights into my novels.  One thing I learned about myself, is that I scheduled to write on this blog in the afternoon’s.  Well I know I’m a morning person, and afternoons are no good for me.  So, I’m going to keep my chin up and write in the mornings.

Find the cliches in this piece, until next time,