2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

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Teens Deserve a Voice as Much as Rock Stars

Interesting read.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

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The big news in rock today is that Keith Richard bashed the Grateful Dead, calling the music of the late Jerry Garcia “boring shit, man.” (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/keith-richards-grateful-dead-comment/).

People are all over Facebook putting in their two cents. Since I follow rock groups, it’s most people that agree with Keith … agreeing that The Grateful Dead suck.

In later years our tastes change. As a woman in my early 50s, I’ve grown to the point where I enjoy some Grateful Dead songs and will listen on a Sirius, but I have no desire to see them live or purchase their music. As a teen, my attitude was not so kind. I agreed with Keith — they were boring shit. (Sorry, Jerry!) However, unlike Mr. Keith Richard, I was bullied, relentlessly, for my opinion.

I suppose Keith Richard will never have three guys…

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10 Things We Secretly Think Will Happen Once We Have Completed Our First Novel #Writer #Firstnovel


1. Hunted down by a top literary agent after they catch sight of manuscript.

2. Manuscript starts a biddingwar between top rival publishers.

3. Book gets published.

4. Book gets ravereviews on top literary programmes.

5. First edition shoots up Amazon book chart like a rocket!

6. Record breaking book signing queues for book. Security is hired.

7. Offered a sizeable advance on second novel.

8. Booker prize nominee and winner.

9. Sell film rights for an eye watering amount to an Oscar winning director.

10 Hailed as a literary genius.

For noting – I am going to be realistic about my first novel so I will therefore be learning to live without 8-10!

Just off to lie down as the excitement of writing this post has been too much for me.


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