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Saturday, August 2, 2014

July's Best

Here are the articles from July that will be going on to fame and immortality in The Best of W.A.W. Despite a tough month of 80 hour weeks for your intrepid head writer, Chris. Despite teaching, housekeeping, and more than a couple of shrugged off articles for Project Sanity. Despite it all, we still managed to squeeze out a couple of gems to shine through. Not just the best of the worst either, these were some actually good articles that got some genuine internet interest.

Word Crimes- My take on what is perhaps Weird Al's most controversial new song.

Opting Out: My Dubious Future in Traditional Publishing- Why even though I'm not going to stop writing, you may never see one of my books on the shelf.

The Mailbox: Self Doubt- When there's no money, no audience, and no sign that there ever will be, should we keep writing, or throw in the towel?

July was a great month, especially considering how often I set things to autopilot so I could cry myself to sleep and dream of middle schoolers in an open field and me with a full-auto paintball gun. We got a few more hits than June (though a few hundred fewer than May).

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Of course the real test is going to be if we can get 50,000 in August (Blogust).

The plan for Blogust is very ambitious. Fiction, major articles, the start of a new series, and the continuation of a couple of classics. I'm even making sure to play a little bit of Skyrim every few days so that the review I have left fallow for over a year will get its newest installment.

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