My blog hit 20,000 views sometime between my last post and now. That is an astonishing number to me considering this is a platform I started from the ground up – no one had any reason to have heard of me when I put my first post together 2 1/2 years ago, and, frankly, not many of the people who have stumbled onto me or started coming back regularly have any reason to have heard of me even now. I’ve had probably 100 searches (all-time) of people actually looking for me.
Anyway, in personal decision news: I have discovered I’ve got a temporary medical condition that is exhausting me right now (this gives me an entirely new level of respect for your dedication, by the way, Alicia!). Since I can’t predict when it will go away, I have to make plans that revolve around me being in this state of constant exhaustion. Since I am still struggling to write around the edges of my job and my need for 10+ hours of sleep every night, I have given up the idea of publishing Christmas novel and the short that goes with it together. I refuse to not publish a season novel and wait until NEXT year because my production has been decimated. I might not be able to write right now, but by all the gods I can name I can integrate edits, make a cover, and code an ebook. So I’ve decided that rather than trying to force words or wallowing any longer in my depression over the fact that I can’t, I’m going to work on the things I am capable of right now and move on with the main goal, even if the execution will be a compromise from my original vision.
Thanks to all of you who’ve had a hand in my shiny new page view statistic! Ya make me happy.