Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Countdown

Did anyone else write the date today and go, "OH CRAP!" ?

I've been back since Sunday, but every night I sit here and can't think of much to say. Or at least anything I want immortalized on the internet for the world to read for all eternity.

Nano was a bust for me. Too much happened every night I got home, then company came, then I was out of town, so yeah... I only managed about 6,000 new words on my WIP. I haven't even looked at it in two weeks. I don't remember what's going on, to be honest. I need to read it again and get back on track. Not tonight. Tonight I'm wore out from a full day's work and an agonizing death march around the mall.

I still have a partial with one agent and a full MS with a publisher who showed interest. We'll see how it all turns out eventually, I suppose. I hope for the best, but the reality is - it's tough out there.

Yesterday I got an unexpected email. My longest fanfic has been nominated for an award. The sentiment is nice, and I really do appreciate it. I won't know the results until the end of December. Voting starts December 10th. What surprised me was that anyone even remembered it. I haven't updated it since July 2008.

Out of curiosity, I signed into and discovered something amazing: people still read my story. It's had over 300 visitors in November, and over 1500 hits. I looked at the history of the last year, and every month is like that -some a little better, some a little less. Altogether, it's had over 195,000 hits. I about fell out of my chair when I saw that last night. Maybe I should go back to fanfic, eh?

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping warm.