Ever have days that are totally weird? Today is one of those, for me. And the least weird was the multiple emails it took to get B & N’s Pubit to close my account. I took my books off sale and am now letting Smashwords distribute them, but the (possibly Artificial Intelligence) person I was dealing with kept coming up with bizarre twists on what I’d actually asked them to do. But it’s over and done now, though I still have no idea whether they also deleted the original uploaded books. I have to assume they did because asking about that, yet again, would probably result in another round of misunderstandings.
The strangest part of today (so far, since weird things always come in threes) is that there have been almost 200 hits on this blog at 3: 00 pm, and the most I’ve ever had before was too amazing days that almost hit 100 earlier this month. Oops, now 204. Is this a repeat of the spam referrers that we WordPress bloggers were all up in arms about some months back? It’s hard for me to believe that this blog just became immensely popular. And I don’t think I said anything that would be one of those sudden fad keywords.
So I’m waiting for weirdity #3. I’m not complaining because the last two days have been completely unproductive and I could use a little mystery and amusement to perk up my mood.
So, in place of anything half-way intelligent or profound on my part, I think you should read Sarah Hoyt’s wonderful new blog post, Art, Politics and Meaning. Yes, it’s long. But worth it. A catchy title for it might be How to Write Books That Make People Think, and Still Write For the Ages.
217 hits. This is ridiculous.