Notes from An Alien

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Mental Hygiene Breaks for Writers . . .


It’s well-known, in the world of sports, that pushing too hard, too early, will lead to at least strain, if not injury.

I’m experiencing the literary “equivalent” today

I have been writing five posts a week for over a year.

That’s not to say I don’t love doing it.

I just reach certain points in the journey and feel I’ve been pushing near strain rather than running with joy

That’s where I am today.

If you blog, have you had this feeling?

If you don’t blog, have you had this feeling?

Seems like losing a lap is necessary if finishing the race is the goal—not an intuitive analogy, perhaps, but one that works for me

More substantive posting resumes tomorrow :-)

Top 15 Posts . . .


“About” Pages on a blog are the most visited. Makes sense for folks to want to know who’s behind the words, eh?

Then come the most visited posts–what drew attention, what sparked interest, what the blogger usually wants to do more of :-)

Since January 1st, this blog has had 10,152 visits. Of those, 4,034 hit the Home Page (meaning they saw the most recent post–so, the numbers below are actually not those pages “most visited” but the ones “most-willfully” visited), 270 visited My About Page, and 227 saw my book’s About Page

Here are our current “top” fifteen posts:

Writing Challenge ~ Use The 1200 Most Common Words To Write A Story… More stats 202
Author Interview ~ Maria Savva More stats 136
Author Interview ~ Karla Telega More stats 109
Author Interview ~ Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick More stats 101
In Memorium, for Jamie… More stats 78
Invitation To The Madhouse ~ Report On Self-Publishing More stats 77
Author Interview ~ Simone Benedict More stats 72
Who The Heck Knows The “Right” Price for An Ebook? More stats 70
A Virtual Memorial That Brings Real Tears… More stats 68
Author Interview ~ Stacy Juba More stats 67
This Is The Way It Must Be Done! More stats 66
Where Do Writers Find Their Ideas? ~ Revisited… More stats 63
Where Do Writers Find Their Ideas? More stats 62
Rediscovering The Power of The Word, “No!”, with Irina Avtsin More stats 59
Author Interview ~ Shari Green More stats 59

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