WordPress pulled together some stats about ScienceForFiction.com for 2013 that I’d like to share.
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The novel is nearly complete. I’m in final revisions and expect to submit it for consideration to agents in spring. It’s been a long time coming, but I really like how it turned out, so it was worth it. I’m dying to give out a teaser…how about this: I’ll pick a completely random sentence and paste it here. That way I’m not committing to any one sentence (like the first or last), because I might revise my first sentence and then regret pasting it here — you know how writers can be; that’d be a head-slapper.
I plugged in my word count to a random number generator (range 0-75,550) and got the number 3,262. I’ll go to that word in the story and write out the sentence that it’s in. Remember! Still draft…
Okay — here we go — completely random sentence from my first, still draft, novel:
Ha! Well, in terms of dialogue, narrative, or internal first-person thinking-to-himself thought (indicated by italics), this is a thought. A line in italics means someone’s thinking it to himself or herself. This is a third-person novel, but occasionally people think things that I write out in italics. Make sense? Okay — here it is –
Why couldn’t they just work?
*******BOOM CRASH POW**** <–fireworks
See you next year!
Alright — here are the stats. Have a great year, everyone!
[post revised to fix comma in word count]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.