Friday, July 21, 2006

Search Me!

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts

Yay! I finally figured out my problem with the mystery! I was focusing on everything but the mystery -- and, IMHO, that should be the center of everything else. That is the sun around which the rest of the story should revolve. And I made it Pluto.

I found a short story I'd started some time back. It was sitting patiently in my "stuff I've started but haven't finished" file waiting for me to notice it again. It has a great premise and I love the heroine... but I'm kinda stuck on how the problem she has should be resolved, which is undoubtedly why it got stuck away. But I really love it, so I'm pulling it out and putting it through the paces because my submission rate really stinks.

I've been exhausted lately and not getting up in a timely fashion. My eyes don't open until 5 a.m. which gives me little time to write because it takes me 20 minutes to get stuff together -- including brewing coffee which is mandatory. Guess I need to start setting my alarm again. The saddest thing is that it's dark when I get up now. I miss that early dawn light... it means summer is on the downslide and winter is coming. YUCK.

I've been looking at some of the hits I get from Google or Blogger searches, and it's interesting to see. I forget what I've written about in the past and this refreshes my memory.

For instance:

"loudest burp Guinness" - this would have been back when I did NaNoWriMo last November. One of the challenges posted on the NaNo site (as a writing prompt) was to have your character attempting to break a world record. I wrote about some really odd ones on my blog.

"that makes me crazy" - this is from my blog title. But, yanno, I don't understand why someone is searching for this phrase. I mean, don't you know what makes you crazy? Is it a song title or something? Because I get hits from this phrase every single day. Weird.

"Marianne Needs" - this one I get because I did it myself. It's fun to see what comes up when you type in your name and a verb of some sort. I'll probably do something like that again.

"foreplay" - this is intriguing. Since I write romance, I'm sure I've mentioned it. But is this person looking for pointers? I suppose that's commendable. You really can find anything on the internet. Still, Googling one word isn't going to get you good results... be more specific please.

"John Steinbeck" - I've slammed him so many times on my blog. I hope this person wasn't a fan.

"your soul number is five" - I took this quiz way back when… I suppose someone was looking to see who else got his/her result. I wonder why? I mean, it never occurred to me to do a search on those silly quiz results.

Something that I find amusing is the fact that the posts on this blog entry are clearly common searches, and by posting them here, I 'm going to have even more people coming over! I should start writing about stuff that are hot searches. You know: Brad and Angelina, Lost…. geez, you know what? I can't even remember what IS hot nowadays. How sad is that?

Gotta go write. Have a great day!


Judy said...

RE: mandatory coffee. Buy a coffeemaker with a timer and set the thing up before you go to bed. For people like us, it's one of the best investments around. I always put mine on to come on about 10 minutes before I normally get up... so it's waiting for me when I get to the kitchen.

RE: hits from google or blogger. Email me and tell me how to do that. I don't even know how to check how many people read this thing (except for the counter thingie on the bottom). HELP!

Tori Lennox said...

I just checked my stats and they are sucking swamp water! Ever since I moved, they've just gotten worse and worse. It's very annoying!

I do have some funny searches for the month, though. :)