Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Goal for March

So I've been thinking a lot about hurdles (like this year's super cold which still has me coughing up stuff) and how I, myself, am my own biggest hurdle in life.

It's really ridiculous but true.

So I've decided that I absolutely have to finish my current writing project. I've got 30k down on the computer and I need 30k more. The story may or may not have 30k in it, or it might have more (fingers crossed) but either way, this story has to get typed and finished. If I can finish it then maybe someone will publish it, if I can't finish it I'll still be going no where. So I've set the goal of  30k in March (I made a nice banner that can be seen on the right side of the screen). 

Books on writing always tell you to look for support at home, so that's what I did. I told my cats that I was going to be dedicating time to writing and that I needed their help to stay on course. They nodded passively and I figured they didn't care. Then I got an email from Gabby. She had drawn me two pictures (so nice of her). The first is just her being a happy, supportive friend:

Then I noticed the second picture attached. I'm not sure if it's also supposed to show support or if there is some sort of secret meaning behind it. I'll let you decide.

Friday, February 11, 2011

What I Do With My Free Time...

People always assume that since my blog is so happening, that I must have a pretty exciting life. And they are right! Here is what I did last weekend:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Beautiful Audience

So Blogger has a new function that allows you to view your audience stats. Here is a picture of where my readers are gauged by the tones of green (darker means more, lighter means less):
While I was very excited to see that people are actually reading my blog (or perhaps clicking on it on accident and not being able to click out of the site fast enough before google tallied their hit) I was surprised to find that my large pirate following wasn't addressed in the stats. So I added them here:

Perhaps blogger doesn't count the groups of pirates that hang out around the coast stealing Starbucks' internet so they can catch up on my latest post, but I won't make the same mistake (especially because pirates can be vicious when their feelings are hurt).

And just like blogger, perhaps my non-nautical reader doesn't believe this section of my readership exists, but I assure you that pirates have a long standing interest in my blog. Frankly, all the pirates of the rainbow have told me that they enjoy this blog including Bluebeard, Blackbeard, One-eyed Electric Lime, Crazy Captain Cerulean, Hot Hook-Hands Magenta and even Peg-leg Purple Mountain's Majesty. Perhaps you've made the mistake of believing that I've made up several of these pirates, but I suspect that once the cold hook hands of Hot Hook-Hands Magenta finds you in the middle of the night and the last thing you see before being blinded is a hot magenta mask and cape then you'd be willing to believe that these pirates are real. But if you still choose not believe me, consider that well documented pirates from across time and space have also enjoyed my ramblings such as Sir Francis Drake (totally a pirate - don't deny it), Anne Bonny and Calico Jack.

Why do pirates love my blog so much? Because just like a true pirate, I keep it real - and I love manatees.