In my quest for more writing time and my diligence in putting that time to good use, I've been chosen for jury duty.
In fact, if you're reading this on Monday morning, May 4, I'm not really here. I'm sitting in a courtroom with dozens of other people, all of us hoping for a rejection. Again, ironic for a writer or what?
Besides, I've served on a jury before. In a criminal case. It was interesting, but once was enough. I'm a quick learner. Been there. Done that. And they didn't even give us a t-shirt.
But what if no matter what I try to make them disinclined to select me, they choose me anyway? And the judge decides to sequester us for days? Weeks?! Without wine - yikes!
Even worse . . . what if it's some b-o-r-i-n-g trial all about numbers or legal tenets? And I fall asleep. And snore. Can I ask for CliffsNotes? By email? And vote from home?
Maybe I can blog from the courtroom? Should I ask? Probably not.
At least I can take my Kindle and get in a little extra reading time, unless I'm chosen for a panel right away.
With any luck, I'll be back here before you have time to miss me. But if I'm absent for a few days, you'll know why.
I'll be around to visit as soon as possible.
In other news . . . you may have noticed the big WIN button is missing from the top of the right sidebar. That's because my website contest is going on hiatus for a while. I'm not certain when it will be back - probably sometime after the first of the year.
If you have a book you'd like to give away, email me at tikihuttimeATgmailDOTcom and we'll talk about timing.