I Wrote a Scene I Enjoyed Very Much

Have you ever written a scene that you had a lot of fun writing?

I just wrote the opening scene of part 5 of Journey to Ariadne, and it’s so different than what I’ve written before.  I’ve written a scene with anger (Paolo’s anger is very controlled), but this scene I wrote was just pure joy to write.

I don’t know why I loved writing it, but it was filled with an intense anger by a character who has a very bad temper.  That felt good!  I’m going to have fun with this character.

Who enjoys writing scenes with conflict and powerful emotions?  Let me know in the comments below.

On a related topic, part 4 is finished, but I’m just waiting for it to be critiqued.  This could take a couple weeks, and I’ll likely have part 5 finished before then.  I’m working on this much faster than before.


Incredible Response

Holy crap.  That was my response when I checked the response I was getting for my post What Is the United States?  I really couldn’t believe I was getting so many comments.  I didn’t expect that.

I also didn’t expect the number of views I got yesterday.  225 views, 98 on that post alone.  Without that post, I would’ve gotten 127 views, which is also quite incredible considering I rarely got more than 100 views in a day last year.  Now this year, every day has been over 100.  In fact, for the past 9 days, 8 of them have been over 100 views.  I don’t know why I suddenly have so many views.  It’s not like I’ve done anything different.

But back to the post in question.  I’ve gotten some very interesting responses, and it seems that there are some very common answers.

In question 1, the most popular places seem to be national parks, the south (especially New Orleans), and small towns.

In question 2, the most common food answers are hamburgers and hot dogs, which was quite predictable.  I got a few barbecues, as well.

In question 3, the most common activities were watching baseball and American football.

In question 4, the most popular answer was Mark Twain.  Other authors that got a lot of attention were Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, and more than one mention for Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen King.

Great answers, and there are still more coming in as I type this.  I also looked at the stats for the day regarding countries.  Out of 225 views, 149 were American, which was expected.  There were 26 from the UK and 22 from Canada, as well.  And 10 came from Japan.

The next country I do probably won’t get such a big response, but we’ll see.  I’m interested in seeing what the answers are regardless.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who responded to that post.  I’m just amazed.