Monday, July 18, 2011

Post: Mini-Minion Member Milestone


Welcome to a new week, friends and minions! Today I'm pleased to announce that The Cosmic Laire has reached the mini-milestone of 150 members, and subsequently breached 10K hits. Now that's incredible! It makes me want to ransom the world for . . . one million dollars!

Who am I kidding? I'm not evil enough to pull a stunt like that. But seriously, thank you for making this possible.  

I really like the change that happened while I was away. There are no followers on Blogger anymore. We have members. Has a nice, personal touch--less creepy than follower. For the record, you guys are not a number. I visit your blogs often. I may not always comment, but I read. Speaking of visits, go visit these new members!

Julius Cicero

Peggy Eddleman

Jennifer Wells
Cynthia Chapman Willis

Welcome to The Cosmic Laire. Enjoy the voyage!

Update: Edits are awesome! I was stuck on making a few things clear with chapter 6, but it's incredible to have 1/5th of the novel solid with 5K words cut so far, considering my busy week. Cutting seems to be all I'm doing. Hardly anything has changed, blocking-wise.

Dreams are a great motivator. Guess who graced my mind's stage last night? The leads of my completed WiP! They kept telling each other, "we have to hurry, we have to hurry" (which happens at one point). And then, they turned to me. "YOU have to hurry!" That woke me up! They seemed rather insistent, so I better get to it.

Check back Thursday for more Aspiring Advice.

I'm David, and no, I did not see Potter yet.


  1. I remember when you reached 100! :D Snyeay, finish editing that WiP and go see Potter.


  2. So glad to hear your edits are going well! I love it when my characters show up in my dreams.

  3. Congrats on the minion... I mean member and hits milestones! And how cool is that to have your characters tell you to get going in your dreams?

  4. Congrats on achieving / reaching 150!
    What a fab dream, eh? Your main characters telling you to get a move on! Love it... brilliant!

  5. Thank you, everyone. We've come a long way, or so I've noticed. I just looked at your blogs. We've all achieved a lot since I started following you. Good to be among friends. :)

  6. Congrats on all of your accomplishments! I also draw inspiration and motivation from dreams. It's great because there's little chance of coming up with the same idea twice. And thanks for the shout out.

  7. Congrats on the 150 and the 10k!

  8. Awww, thanks David! (for the record, I consider myself a minion) And congrats on 150! *applauds*

    You haven't SEEN Potter yet?!?! The nerve! tsk tsk :D

  9. I agree, "members" is a little less creepy than "followers".

    Congratulations on your mini-milestone. I hope I get there someday!

    Can't wait until the editing of your WiP is done; I'd like to read the book soon.


  10. Yay for 150! :) And way to go on those edits. Good luck with them, I hope things keep cruising along!

  11. Nice to be among one of your 150 minions :)

  12. Congrats on your milestones! And you've inspired me to go work on my edits some more since you're doing so well with yours!

  13. Congratulations on 150 followers! That's huge!

    Oooh, have fun with edits. Recently I've become super syced for edits, but then I realized I still have two rewrites in my way. *facepalm* Hope you're enjoying them! It's so cool that your characters came into your dream. My characters aren't cool enough to do that. ;)

  14. Thanks for mentioning me on your fabulous blog! I'm happy that I found it and happy to be a MEMBER. : )

  15. So cool to hear that the writing's going well. What a sweet feeling. Yeah I noticed the slight Blogger follower changes and the bright blue buttons etc. It happened without me fully knowing when it did actually happen. Does that make sense?

  16. Congratulations and thanks for the shout!

  17. Character dreams! Is there anything better?

  18. Oh man. You know things are bad when your characters are telling you to HURRY!!!

    Congrats on ALL the milestones and there are NO mini-milestones!