No Post Today, Sorry!

Drat, I simply couldn’t come up with a post for today. But I have a cool fireworks picture right? And ten really good excuses reasons for no post.

10. Way too busy Twittering and Facebooking.

9. Negotiating deals for four of my clients this week… it’s taxing, you know!

8. Sunshine beckons. Must. Get. Outside.

7. Expending superhuman effort to get my inbox under 20.

6. Nathan Bransford always writes terrific end-of-the-week posts so I figure I don’t have to.

5. American Idol isn’t on right now so I didn’t have a fall-back position.

4. Kids had friends over for two slumber parties this week. Can anybody say t-i-r-e-d?

3. I live at 7,000 feet elevation – the air’s kinda thin up here. (I know, that doesn’t have anything to do with anything. So sue me.)

2. Extremely obsessed with checking my eBay “for sale” items. I have eight auctions closing today. I’m totally gonna be rich.

And the number-one reason I didn’t write a post for today:

1. I always wanted to write a “reasons I didn’t write a post” post. Checking THAT one off my to-do list. Woot.

Happy Independence Day Weekend!
Rachelle Gardner, Christian literary agent, Colorado

Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


  1. Kristen Torres Toro on July 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    >Happy Independence Day from Guatemala, Friends! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. macromab on July 4, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    >Even when she doesn't post, she posts. Dedication!

  3. Roxane B. Salonen on July 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    >Enjoy the humor you employ in your posts, Rachelle. This was a fun way to begin the 4th. Life's too short to be serious all the time, right? Have a blast (pun intended) with your family today!

  4. Genny on July 4, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    >Happy Independence Day, Rachelle!

    I also wanted to thank you for putting up the guest posts by Jennifer (Conversion Diary). Not only were they extremely informative, I appreciate being introduced to her blog. I've since subscribed and love it.

  5. Sharon A. Lavy on July 4, 2009 at 6:49 AM

    >Have a wonderful weekend. Loved your non-post.

  6. Alicia@Playing With Paper on July 3, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    >Facebook always seems to get me too…. Love the post! HAppy 4th!!

  7. Diane on July 3, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    >Thanks for your non-post!

  8. Mariana on July 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    >You made me smile twice today, Rachelle. First the video on The Sound of Music on Twitter, and now this very light and personal post. Loved it!

    Happy holiday for you!

  9. Camille Cannon Eide on July 3, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    >Ditto Katy. Totally.

    And when in a bind, don't forget your little contests, Rachelle. You say go, we do all the writing!

  10. Jennifer L. Griffith on July 3, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    >Sounds like good excuses…I mean, reasons to me.

    Have a good one, Rachelle.

  11. Anonymous on July 3, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    >Your sense of humor and wisdom are what we love about your blog, Rachelle. Enjoy your holiday–you deserve a break!

  12. Stina Rose on July 3, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    >LOL! I love your blog Rachelle!Have a great holiday.

  13. Terresa on July 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    >Two slumber parties & sunshine…'nuff said right there. Go & have a happy & safe & firework filled 4th!

  14. Matilda McCloud on July 3, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    >Lynnda, I live below sea level, too, and it's been raining here for over a month. But this year the Macy's Fireworks are on the Hudson River, a few blocks from my house. Yeah!

    Have a wonderful fourth…

  15. Jill on July 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    >Thanks for the laugh. Have a great Independence Day!

  16. Eric von Mizener on July 3, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    >Rachelle, you've always been a wee bit smarter than I am, so you surely realize your post about not having a post is still a post. Right?

    (Still, it's much better than when I was in high school and one writer was late with his article. In its space we ran a cartoon of legs sticking out of a trash can with the caption "Russ didn't turn in his article on time." I wonder if he ever forgave us for that.)

    Love the humor. Keep it up.

  17. lynnrush on July 3, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    >HA! This was great!!

    Have a fantastic Independence Day Weekend.

  18. Krista Phillips on July 3, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    >A great laugh for a Friday morning! Actually, I have no work today because of the holiday, so I'm viewing this as Saturday #1. Tomorrow will be Saturday #2 (Yesterday was friday… I chose to skip monday this week.)

    Okay, that made my own head spin. Probably cause it's Saturday.

    Happy Independence day everyone! (and I ditto Sherrinda's note on your alternating colors.. THAT took talent!)

  19. Lynnda - Passionate for the Glory of God on July 3, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    >Very funny, Rachelle. :>)

    A long holiday weekend is always welcome in the middle of a hot summer and a good reason for a "no-post" post!

    I think living below sea level could be another good reason for not posting, especially when we get enough rain to flood, which we are not. Eileen Astels Watson, would you send some of that rain to New Orleans? We need it.

    Oh, and a serious reason not to post: the hot dogs and potato salad are calling me…

    Happy Fourth!

  20. Kim Kasch on July 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    >Congrats on the 4 deals for the 4th of July weekend!!!

    That should make it an explosively great holiday!

  21. Cheryl Barker on July 3, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    >Love it, Rachelle 🙂 Plus, you've just given me another solution for what to do when I don't know what to post on my blog sometime! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  22. Marie Devers on July 3, 2009 at 10:28 AM


    Have a great holiday!

    Let me use this non-post to offer up an unrelated thank you I've been meaning to deliver.

    Thanks for recommending First Things First by Stephen Covey a few weeks ago. I'm reading and attempting to get my big rocks in the jar first. It's really working!

  23. Dawn Herring on July 3, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    >Have a great Independence Day weekend!

    Great idea for your post, Rachelle. LOL!

  24. Indigo on July 3, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    >Loved it! I could probably use any one of those excuses (except the client proposals) to distract me from writing. That would probably be why, I'm normally up till the crack of dawn writing all night as well. Have a grand holiday weekend. (Hugs)Indigo

  25. Yat-Yee on July 3, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    >Loved this post. Don't forget your loyal readers when you're totally rich!

    Happy 4th.

    (I'm so going to steal the "living on 7,000 feet elevation reason, for anything at all.)

  26. Kathryn Lang on July 3, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    >There is always a good reason NOT to do what you know you need to do. It's great to see that you turned your excuses into a completed task. 😉

  27. Heather Long on July 3, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    >Have a fantastic Fourth of July!

  28. Rachel on July 3, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    >haaa! I really liked this post…

  29. Novice Writer Anonymous on July 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    >All most excellent reasons for not writing a post. Enjoy your weekend!

  30. Chatty Kelly on July 3, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    >Fun, fun! And I can relate to the slumber party excuse. We're having one tonight!

    Have a great weekend!

  31. sherrinda on July 3, 2009 at 7:28 AM

    >I just want to know how long it took you to alternate the red and blue letters at the end! 🙂

  32. Karen on July 3, 2009 at 7:14 AM

    >All fabulous reasons. Have a great Independence Day!

  33. Richard Mabry on July 3, 2009 at 7:09 AM

    >I you lived in Texas, you could add "Too hot." Enjoy the weekend.

  34. Tami Boesiger on July 3, 2009 at 7:01 AM

    >LOVE it, Rachelle! Have a great weekend.

  35. Jessica on July 3, 2009 at 6:44 AM


    Have a great weekend. 🙂

  36. Katy McKenna on July 3, 2009 at 6:20 AM

    >Why is it that your "No Post Today. Sorry!" posts are better (and more substantive!) than Other People's Bona Fide Posts? Hmm? Have a great holiday weekend, Rachelle…

  37. Glynis on July 3, 2009 at 5:57 AM

    >I loved reading your non-existing post! ;0

  38. Jody Hedlund on July 3, 2009 at 5:34 AM

    >Wow! I didn't realize you were working on four clients! Rachelle, you amaze me! Hope you can squeeze some down time into this weekend–you deserve it!

  39. Eileen Astels Watson on July 3, 2009 at 5:13 AM

    >Happy Independence Day to all you Americans. I hope you guys have sunny skies, unlike the rain we experienced for Canada Day this week.

    Love all your reasons, but especially #9 & #4.

  40. Nathan Bransford on July 3, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    >I'm honored by the mention and happy 4th of July weekend!