Hey all. So I hate to say it but the blog is going to have to be put on pause for a bit. I think the site is giving my computer viruses or something. I don’t know what’s going on. As soon as I figure it out, I’ll post again and you’ll know everything’s back the way it was. As for the blog story, I will post that on watt pad. For those of you not familiar with watt pad, it’s a website and app that allows writers to post their stories and novels for free for others to read. You may have to make an account to read my stuff but it’s free and as far as I know, they don’t sell your information. I’ve never had a problem. So, anyway, when I get a moment tonight, I’ll post the blog story on wattpad and we’ll go from there.
Just finished sending the first 40,000 words of the manuscript off to one of my test readers. I needed some outside advice on some things before I end up having to make 1000 changes once it’s done. It’s easier to make changes after 40000 words than after 75000.
There’s nothing like waking up in the morning, turning on the news, and seeing your husband fighting a two alarm fire.
I’ve never said my life was boring. Nor is my husband’s.
So from this point on (until I can figure out what’s wrong with my computer) I’m going to be blogging from an app on my phone, and it doesn’t allow me to do half as much as I’d like, but whatever.
If anyone knows why a laptop would become disconnected from the wifi multiple times for no reason at all and requiring a restart in order to reconnect and then having to do it all again two minutes later when it disconnects again…please let me know. Please. PLEASE.
See this balloon? My son gave it to me for my birthday. It’s currently floating in our family room, being all unassuming and balloon-like. Well, want to know what the count is for how many times this sucker has scared the crap out of me? At least ten. You’d think I’d move it or something after I’ve seen it floating around in my peripheral vision so many times, but no. I leave it where it is so it can scare me again and again. ‘Cause apparently I like thinking there’s stranger standing in my family room–at least that’s what my peripheral vision keeps telling me every time I see this damn thing.
Sorry about the lack of blog posts. It’s been a busy couple of days. I had a wedding on Saturday, and my birthday party on Sunday. I was absolutely exhausted both days. Now my kid’s sick. Ugh.
But I’m back at work now and thinking about writing again. I’ll catch up with you guys later. Haven’t forgotten about you!
Who’s read Game of Thrones? Does it get better? I’m about 100 pages in, and I’ve barely been able to stifle my yawns. I thought this was supposed to be an awesome book.
I’m doing a 2015 book list challenge and one of the books I have to read has to be over 500 pages. So I thought I’d be safe with Game of Thrones seeing as its so good they made a TV series out of it. So far, I’m wishing I had picked something else.
So, last night, I was sitting in my recliner half watching, half not watching The Lego Movie with my son when, suddenly, I get this email from WordPress stating that there’s been an unusual amount of traffic on my website today. I see this, and I think to myself: Yeah, okay. I’m sure that means that ten people have viewed my page instead of the regular four.
Well, jokes on me. I check my stats: 97 people looked at my website yesterday!
My inner critic is telling me that WordPress made a mistake. I checked if a search engine brought all these people to my site–no. I checked if Facebook brought all these people–no. So, I have no idea where these people came from. This is why I think it’s a mistake. Some sort of bug.
Then, this morning, I realized that I’ve been using tags on all of my posts. All someone would have to do is go on WordPress and type in a word in the search box that I’ve used as a tag, and BAM! Up pops the post with that tag. This is the only explanation for the sudden spike in views, and I’m still tempted to believe that it’s a mistake. We’ll see what happens today. If I get another spike, then I’ll start believing. If not, it’s a mistake.