Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Post: 1000 Visitors and Leftover Pizza


Can I ever say enough just how much I treasure pizza? Not just a commodity, but a lesson in life. What's not to love about a slice of food that has the power to contain every element of the food table (some things certainly don't belong on pizza, but it still holds that potential). Opening the fridge in the morning to a plastic-wrapped plate of leftover pizza is like finding a bar of gold in your kid's sandbox (not speaking from experience, but I wish I were). Anyway, it's a fun treat, and no one knows more than I that pizza ought to be an occasional thing, unless you go cheeseless . . . where's the fun in that?

It's been almost two years since I started this blog (and a year since I've taken it seriously). After all that time, a milestone has been reached - 1000 unique visitors! That doesn't sound like much, but it's cool to know that the Laire has obtained decent exposure. A thank you to everyone for browsing and/or following! Since we're closing in on 50 followers, I'll hold a contest. Haven't decided the prizes yet, so come next week for details.

Speaking of followers, here's this weeks latest!

Matthew Rush - not only is he a novice writer who is strong in the Force, but a helpful resource to the querying process. I'm digg'n your blog, Matt :)

Updates: if you've noticed the progress bar on my WiP, you'll see the word count has actually shrunk. Seems to be that, what I've done so far, is a little excessive. I'm in the middle of rereading chapter 6 and struggling to find the right balance, since this is were the plot really kicks into high gear, or the magic system gets a shed of light. So far, so good, and if my rate of words cut keeps up, I'll definitely stay within my word count goal. Yay!

Click in later this week as I take part in Shallee McArthur's blogfest by sharing my writing process.

I'm David, and cold pizza is even better.


  1. Excellent David! 1000 visitors ROCK! I have to laugh whenever I get excited about my visitors and then my husband tells me, yeah I've had 6K ... THIS MONTH!! See that's the difference between running a gaming blog and writing an aspiring author blog. Sigh. But WE know we're awesome, right?

    And speaking of awesome, I gave you an award today! http://alicross.blogspot.com

  2. Sweet! Thank you very much, Ali. I know what you mean. Writer's are awesome, even though gamers outnumber aspiring writers, but you need writers for games too, so . . . :P

    I'll post this award somewhere nice. See you again soon!

  3. Congratulations on reaching that milestone. Isn't it great when people read what we write?

  4. I know, right? If this blog is entertaining or helpful to at least one person, then I've done something right, or so I hope. Thank you, Beth :)