“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” Tom Clancy
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” Dalai Lama
On Wednesday, last week, my third post about learning how to use Scrivener drew 540 hits!
When I first checked my stats at six in the morning, I saw a huge spike in “the graph” and the number 200. My jaw dropped, and stayed open for the rest of the day as the numbers rose. Why this post? I wish I knew. My best guess is that it’s because people are interested in Scrivener. You never know when the cyberworld is going to notice you.
It got me to thinking. (Yes, I do that sometimes). What if I had a piece of my writing up at the side of my blog for people to sample? I could introduce them to my characters…. to my voice. I think it’s time to polish my novella and put it up. That way, the next time a hoard of people come through my digital space I’ll have something to share. Let’s see if I chicken out.
My Big Big News:
On Friday, my guest blogger will be J.C. McKenzie (who happens to be my youngest daughter). Her urban fantasy, Shift Happens, is being published by Wild Rose Press. I’m so proud of her. The post is about the world she creates in her series, The Carus Chronicles.
I’m equally proud of my other daughter, HM, who writes provincial biology textbooks. Yes, both my children beat me through the publishing line, but I’ll catch up some day. lol
New Profile Pics Courtesy of PJ
PJ took a bunch of photos of me this weekend, and I’ve picked out a few for profile shots. I’m much happier with them than the ones done by the professional photographer last year. I just couldn’t relax with him, and the shots as a result look stiff. I love the pictures PJ took (above, below and at the side. More on my website.). I took my favorite photographer out to lunch and we had pea soup and scones on a sun drenched patio, in a small, out-of-the-way town where everyone smiles and the pace is so slow you can hear the birds fluttering about. A nice, nice day.
My Question for You:
Why do you read blogs? To laugh? Get the latest gossip? Information? Connection? …?