Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall at sunset

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2 Year Anniversary

September will mark the two year anniversary of this blog.

It doesn't seem possible that two years has gone by!

Many blogs reveal their stats on anniversaries, so I'm going to take a moment away from my furious writing, re-writing, and editing to share a few numbers with you.

All Time Page Views:  10,513

Last Month's Page Views: 1,040

Most popular blog post has been the post on Wax Tablets & Writing Instruments: 1,022 All Time Page Views

Second Most Popular was Woad: 751 Page Views

I've had visitors from all over the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, India, China, and Italy.

It's been fun. I guess I need to graduate to Twitter now!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time is running out!

Only seven weeks left until I go to St. Louis for the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference!

Seven weeks to finish the revising, rewriting, and perfecting of this manuscript that finaled in the Historical category of the Genesis Contest for unpublished writers.

My crit partner Melissa and I have been feverishly trying to get through the remaining chapters of our manuscripts. There will be literary agents, editors, and publishing houses at the conference and we want to be ready! Just in case we get the coveted request for the "completed manuscript".

I am one of three finalists in my category. I haven't quite allowed myself to dream that I could actually win. I feel as if I've already won because the agents and publishers will have all the finalist's names. It's my chance to stand out from the crowd.

So housework has gone to the dogs. Forget about my favorite TV programs. Sleep? Who needs it? I'm eating, drinking, and breathing the 5th Century. All my brain synapses are alert. The neurons are firing. All systems go!