by Alafair Burke 59.
That is the number currently next to my name on the list of Murderati archives. This will be the 60th and final post. I started to connect the end of Murderati to the increasing pressure on all artists to build a platform for themselves in 140-character snippets, but then I bummed myself out. Instead, I read through my 59 previous posts and remembered how lucky I was to have Murderati as a place to share whatever happened to interest me with a community of smart, supportive people who — whoa — like books!
Some of my favorite posts were kind of nutty, like this one about writers and their doppelgangers. https://www.murderati.com/blog/2010/2/1/literary-look-alikes-who-are-the-doppelgangers.html
I subsequently changed my mind about Michael Koryta, who is now more Aaron Paul than David Duchovny, but the Laura Lippman – Sweet Polly Purebread comparison holds up.
Some of my favorites were about process, like the time I confessed to doing a true rewrite of my eighth novel. https://www.murderati.com/blog/2011/9/12/rewriting-v-editing.html
I’m starting my tenth now and hope to write it only once. I spent a lot of time talking about my dear, sweet pal, Duffer, who inspired this post about literary animals. https://www.murderati.com/blog/2010/5/24/are-you-there-dog-its-me-margaret.html
And I was lucky enough to use my space at Murderati to interview some of my favorite people: Lisa Unger, Jonathan Hayes, Denise Hamilton, April Smith. How amazing it that?
Though it’s hard to say goodbye to this wonderful party, we maintain the relationships built here. I’m forever grateful.