I’m Not Posting on My Blog Today.

You heard me.

I’m not posting today. There. I said it. Instead, I’ve chosen to confess and take one week off while refreshing Amazon to see if my books have come in yet. *eats chocolate* (I hear they’ll be arriving by tomorrow! *crosses fingers while still eating chocolate* )

Here’s the agonizing thought process that went behind my daring decision not to post:

This Is Not A Blog Post

Me: Maybe…just maybe if I postpone my blog post for a day (since I normally post on Wednesdays) A Time to Speak will show up in the Amazon warehouse and I can share on Thursday that THEY’RE HERE!

[Wednesday comes and goes]

Me: Well, looks like they’re not here. Now it’s 10pm and I haven’t written up my post for tomorrow. Maybe…maybe I’ll skip a week, for the first time in FOREVER.

Brain: Don’t you dare! Your readers will stop loving you!

Me: False. They’re more committed than that.

Brain: But since your launch you have new readers who don’t even know you yet and they’ll stop loving you before they even start!

Me: It’s just ONE WEEK, silly brain. The world won’t end.

Brain: What if the world does end and you spent your last week on it skipping a blog post?! Slacker.

Me: *cries*

Brain: There, there. Pull yourself together and go write a post.

Me: [Tries to write post. Ugh.] “Hubby, what do you think about me skipping a week?”

Hubby: “What’s your gut tell you?”

Brain: Don’t even go there! Listen to me you lazy little author!

Me: *yawn* 

Brain: No! Stop yawning!

Me: Zzzzzzz

Hubby: Zzzzzzz

Brain: SlaaaackerrrrrrrZZzzzzzzzzzzz


Thus, I have decided not to post. And chances are, no one will notice (unless I post about not posting.) 😉

Readers & friends: you rock. And by my next post, Amazon will have your books ready to ship.

*hands out cookies*


Who else is feeling like this week is actually a storm dragon trying to devour you? Anyone? Or are you all dragon slayers?



About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She never received her Hogwarts letter, but rest assured she’s no Muggle (and would have been in Ravenclaw House, thank you very much.) This Harry Potter super-nerd has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family size) by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out pursuing adventures.
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  1. *hands Nadine a sword*

    Go slay dragons, girlfriend! Actually, *swishes sword around* maybe I’ll slay some for you.

  2. You’re hilarious Nadine. 🙂

  3. This is just perfect. I love the brain dialogue. Happens to me all. the. time.

  4. xD You know, I think this not-post makes up for the lack of a post. xP I laughed out loud.
    I hope you get your books soon! *hugs* And your brain is wrong, we won’t stop loving you (especially with this awesome not-post.)

    Mmmmm… *eats cookies and is invigorated* *lifts up sword* Nay, I shan’t fight the dragons! I shall tame them! Although, my dragon is currently on strike, and isn’t seeming terribly interested in being tame… These dragons don’t know what’s good for them.

  5. Bahaha. The best “non post” post I’ve ever, um, not read?

  6. Crossing my fingers for you it arrives soon! I enjoyed your not post

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