Words, Weights, Whatever

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Traffic Headlines

It's both a pleasure and frustration to worry about traffic. I'm not talking about cars but visitors to one's blog.

I never set up one of those counters for Words, Weights, Whatever. Wasn't serious enough those oh so many years ago. I know I could add one now but what would be the point?

However, I do count on comments to get an inkling on how my blog is doing. Still, I don't fret if I don't see a peep for several posts.

But my work is a different matter. I have access, or more correctly, know the people who have the tools, to tell me how the blogs are doing. In a more recent report, the director told me the blog's doing as expected for a brand new blog.


I want ten times that number and I'm only half-joking. Yeah, I know I have unrealistic expectations. What do you expect, though, for an aspiring writer? Reality? Anyway, I use the expectation to drive me further, to figure out what I can do to improve the posts or let folks know of the blog's existence.

I wonder if my fellow writers feel the same way. What say y'all? Do high expectations make you work harder? Or you just say "fudge it" and chill through life?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Dreams and Food

I remember my dreams. Early this morning I "watched" some post-apocalyptic world where a being, "The Dragon" ruled, seducing people while their significant others watched; cars were controlled by only a few; and people reminisced about the past over model building, trains, and ships. I told R.about the dream and am already trying to figure out the rational behind it: who's The Dragon? How does he have such an effect on the survivors around him; why is the world the way it is? I already know the story's belongs to one of the odd magic realism sub-genres. I'm not sure, for example, if The Dragon is a real entity or one of those metaphysical symbols found in similar stories.

Later this evening, I attended another taste test for Romano's Macaroni Grill. I sampled five new entries: one pasta dish and four meaty meals. Yum! Even though I ate only two-thirds of each dish, I'm quite full.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Source of energy

Let's see:

  • Last Friday, I started and finished Hunters of Dune at 4:00 AM that morning.
  • Suffered nostalgia after celebrating a friend's b-day.
  • Cutting half the caffeine out of one's morning coffee is dangerous.
  • Realized that I'm getting fat.
  • Doesn't caffeine burn calories?
  • Medicine is a gawd-send after getting a (temporary) crown.
  • Hot tea helps relieve gum pain. Temporarily.
  • Came up with not one, but two new story ideas. And, of course, I can't use either one for NaNoWriMo. (Spouse argued, rightly, that I won't enjoy vacation if I do.)
  • I get more ideas after a caffeine rush.
  • My sister's getting married. Yikes! I'm getting old.
  • Can coffee give one wrinkles?
  • I wrote over 30 posts for work last week. I'm still not blogging enough.
  • Would three expresso shots help
  • Reading is fun.
  • Sleep is for the weak.
  • I need more sleep.

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