Sunday, 25 October 2009

Back again


On Tuesday evening, ahead of a trip to London that was to include an evening at the CWA Dagger Awards, to which the CWA had most generously invited me, I scheduled a few posts in advance, just in case work pressures made it difficult for me to find time for posting. What I hadn't anticipated was that I would then succumb to some virulent bug which not only prevented me from attending the Awards, but also kept me away from the pc.

So, my apologies to my wonderful commenters - that is why I have not only not responded to you, but even been unable to publish your comments until today. I've now officially rejoined the human race, although I've had to cancel a gig in Yorkshire with Ann Cleeves that I was really looking forward to. Although it may be a few days before I'm firing on all cylinders, I shall have a fresh post for tomorrow.

14 comments:

Maxine said...

Glad to know you are back, Martin, and so sorry about the bug. As you may have seen from the comments that didn't get posted, some people were concerned that your blog had been subject to a Google/Blogger technical problem that hit several (thousand?) people over the past week, too. Anyway, very glad that you're back in the land of the living, and looking forward to your CWA and other posts.

Dorte H said...

I am sorry to hear you have had to miss out on these events. Get well soon, and remember that your health is more important than your blog. We will still be around when you are fit to blog again.

Margot Kinberg said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been sick, Martin, and just as glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. We've missed your interesting and thoughtful posts and look forward to reading them again.

David Cranmer said...

Glad to hear you're on the rebound.

Drue Allen said...

Congratulations on your award, and good grief - ban the virulent bug from your vicinity. Here's hoping your well soon.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Ohhh no! We have H1N1 at our house, so hope it's nothing like that. Feel better soon and we'll just look forward to your return.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

seana said...

So glad you're up and at 'em again, Martin. There is some very nasty stuff going around this year. Take extra precautions, everyone!

Paul Beech said...

Great to have you back, Martin – a relief, too, as I was wondering what was wrong. Could be a short story there, do you think? - ‘Bug On The Run.’ Popular crime writer quits daily blog except for scheduled posts with an increasingly sinister undertone; clues in the subtext; mystery solved in a series of comments from faithful followers! ‘Bug’ here being a nickname for the writer, whose fiction has touched a raw nerve somewhere…

Oh well, hope your bug is now well and truly on the run and you’re fighting fit again very soon.

Paul

Ali Karim said...

Glad to see you back - pity you missed the Daggers, but you did look at tad 'ropey' in London - plenty of fluids and Vitamin C

Best

Ali

Kerrie said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend Martin, but sad that you had to miss out on all the events you had planned.

Jilly said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been ill and hope you are feeling a bit better today.

Martin Edwards said...

Thanks, everyone. I really do appreciate your comments.

seana said...

Just wanted to add that Paul Beech's 'exploitation' of your recent illness seems a fruitful one. Paul, I hope you'll write a little tale from your idea...

Paul Beech said...

Seana – Thanks, I’d like to give it a go. Hope I can pull it off!

Martin – Hope you’re feeling much better now and things are getting back to normal.

Regards, both,

Paul