Monday, November 1, 2010

Why I'm Blogging

You may wonder why I chose the name “Rigid Digits” for this blog. In my recent article in the Fall 2010  Quest, an international quarterly of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, I mentioned the difficulty I encountered typing my first novel with fingers that don’t bend. Many times my extended rigid digits hit the keys above those intended and the result is gibberish. Unfortunately even when I manage to land on the correct keys, much of my writing is still gibberish. The astute and very capable magazine editor, Miriam Davidson, originally entitled the article “Rigid Digits and Other Difficulties of Writing with MD” so I’m using this very accurate description as my moniker.

For the last two years I’ve been writing suspense thrillers. I’ve completed two and am half way through the third. The first, which is edited by Benay, my very capable gal Friday and every other day of the week, and survived the savage scrutiny of my panel of readers, is Blue Chariot. The second, entitled Mistake, is completed but yet to be edited. I know what you’re thinking; however, it is NOT a critique of Blue Chariot, but instead, another suspense thriller. The third, which I'm calling The Governor's Wife, is a work in progress.

Since so many people have shown interest in my writing, I initiated this blog. A New York agent asked for a partial of  the Blue Chariot manuscript, but it’s been so long waiting for a response to the material, I figure he's counting daisies from the wrong side of the turf. I sure can pick 'em.

As they say in Holland, adios…er, or is that South Africa? Antarctica? Japan? Boy, this is going to be tougher than I thought.


  1. I did an oops, but I'll make up for it. I believe the Dutch say 'Ta Ta' or 'bye bye', no? What do I know - Latin didn't stay with me. Good blog looks like a very interesting (and not ez for u) undertaking.

  2. Thanks for sharing. Your designer daughter appears to follow in her creative father's footsteps as well. We look forward to seeing more.
    Jane and Thad

  3. Thanks to my new followers and readers. I appreciate the support and hope you enjoy my commentary.