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It’s been a busy, and not fully healthy week here. It’s been cold enough that the house has been shut up for too long and needs fresh air, but the only source of that is outside and 30 degrees average lower than comfortable indoors temps. It might cost me $50 just to reheat the house unless I carefully open er’ up only during the 2-3 hours around noon, but those are prime work hours when I’m the busiest.
But I did have one fun item to report. The pressure was too much and I had to change my decision not to do any formal writing for January. I had one story that had to get written and so I did and within 3 days it was my 2nd most-viewed (and I hope that means “read”) stories ever. Very good feedback from the Facebook group I share my essays with. I liked it fine, but would not have told you I expected it to be so popular with my readers.
So, now I’m trying to understand how that could have happened. A few of my FB readers click one of the response buttons and a few less add comments (which are always encouraging). The same goes for my WordPress viewers. WordPress, however is very good about reporting how many views a given story gets, so I normally can track that pretty easily. regardless of how they found my story. What I don’t see is how such a wave of interest forms. Anyway. I was surprised and pleased at the reception this story got. If interested in a quick feel-good story that starts out kinda scary, but turns out fine and a bit heart warming consider yourself invited to read: “Of Crashes and Christmas“. It will only take you about 10 minutes.
There are also a handful of WP or FB friends who think I really need to publish (for real publish) a collection of the best. I think they’re being kind, but am not sure if there is a good idea here.
Work has been work this week, and who wants to hear about that. . . ?
In the few down times, like waiting for my tea water to boil, I have another lyrics vandalism project taking form and these are pure mental fidgets, but various rhymes from it have made me laugh this week. I may yet capture this mental nervous mental leg-shaking and share it out just for the ear worm effect. Think Johnny Cash versus the Fashion industry.
I did want to share one frustration for thought. My current story project is based on history – these things happened to me, perhaps with a bit of hyperbole for fun. This week I sat down also to write a story of a gal I knew in high school who I thought had an interesting story, but quickly hit a wall because she is no longer with us, her story is not at all funny, just very sad and as such, it did not fit my model. Also, there are enough people still around who would remember her and unless I can find a position where telling her story somehow honors her memory, I felt it was not mine to tell. I was frustrated, but pushed back from even starting it. Someday, I may write it up if I can find some more details and find that position of honoring her but for now it’s just stuck in my head as a story left untold. I suspect this will chew at me some because it had one key idea I wanted to work with. It was the title. I was going to call it, “A Girl Nicknamed Worm” and I was going to vent a bit about it because I think it tainted and slowly destroyed her. But lacking details. . .
Okay, that’s it for me for this week. Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to see who else is posting early this weekend.