Tag: Stats

Word Counts & Writing & How That Can Be a Toxic Relationship for a First Draft

Word Counts & Writing & How That Can Be a Toxic Relationship for a First Draft

Posted May 19, 2021 in Writing // 4 Comments

For as much as I love NaNoWriMo as a writing event and motivator, it has created a few bad habits in me.  The worst of these is my obsession over word counts.  NaNoWriMo encourages writers to scribe a 50k work novel over the course of a month.  It’s a very achievable goal, and even though in recent years the program has become more flexible and allows participants to create their own goals with different objectives outside word count… word count still gets stuck in my head. The industry I work in obsesses over numbers.  Quality is important, but you are […]

The Stats Problem

The Stats Problem

Posted September 28, 2018 in Blogging, Memes // 8 Comments

I am one of those bloggers that can’t stop looking at her stats. Really.  When I click to get to my dashboard, I go though the main site and click the bar graph for stats on my WordPress top bar to get to the backend stuff.  Every single time I visit my blog, whether to reply to comments, update something behind the scenes, or write a new post… I look at my stats. It’s a terrible habit, but one I’m not alone in doing. I think that our obsession with statistics directly correlates with our cultural need to define our success […]

Long Weekends & Ready Player One

Long Weekends & Ready Player One

Good morning my lovelies, and happy Easter! Whether you’re at Easter Mass, on an egg hunt, or doing positively nothing at all, I hope you have a delightful day! I have had a most amazingly productive book week for the first time in ages, which was a lovely change.  Finished three books this week, all of which have been fairly long-running for me, and all of which I enjoyed.  You should be seeing reviews pop up for The Magicians, Gone With the Wind, and Wizard and Glass throughout the next couple weeks!   Of course, this also means I started new books!  Matt […]