The Old Soldier is sitting at his workstation, eating a small bowl of lima beans and ham hocks, sipping beer as he contemplates the mysteries of life. Being a flash fiction writer is not the glamorous life some people think it is; but I love it.
There’s not much going on right now. It’s around 9:30 AM. The high will only be 29 and overcast. There is snow on the ground. Thank goodness there is no wind. I have a load of laundry in a washing machine downstairs in the laundry room.
Del’s has moved the start of karaoke back to 10:30 PM. People show up so late; but I don’t have a car and I usually miss the bus, ending up walking the eight blocks back to my apartment at 1:00 AM in the morning.
I have to find a solution to this problem.
So far this month the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has gotten over 3,600 hits. It is averaging 180 hits every day. Still, I need to figure out a way to get at least 200 hits every day. The Front Page is an excellent example of “serious writing and brazen sexuality” and it brings in a lot of hits. The Front Page usually has ten posts stuck to it and then there are usually 15 more posts that are in constant movement from the Front Page to the archives.
The posts stuck to the Front Page are meant to be controversial if not down right outrageous. The rotating posts are usually more mundane, but are still meant to be informative and, or entertaining.
My strategy to recruit writers from The Big Idea Bookstore, which is around five blocks from my apartment, is not working. I bought two booklets of this one writer of erotica that cost me $10, but I can’t get in touch with her. The contact information in the booklets is useless. I have to rethink my marketing strategy.
Well, it’s time to do my breathing and stretching exercises and then I’ll take a hot shower and dress and see what the rest of the day has in store for us.
Read. Study. Write.
- Karaoke At Its Best (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- A Great Time At Sonny’s Tavern Friday Night (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Pursue Your Passions (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)