I passed a little milestone a while ago.
Unfortunately I don't exactly know when, but it must have been a couple of months back.
One million words.
As of this moment I am told that I have "1,089,272 total published words from 3,278 posts and 15 pages".
That is quite a lot of bullshit when you think about it? It must rival the output of some of the great authors or even a days output from the EU legislature? Leastwise it must be equivalent to ten worthy novels or twenty unworthy ones.
Herself is bored with this site. She says I have lost my edge and that I need to quit. She suggests that I scrap this site altogether and start a new one afresh.
"What would I write in it" I asked.
"Good stuff. Stuff from the heart. Look at that piece you wrote about Sandy that won the award" she said.
"I'm not killing Penny for the sake of a bit of fucking writing!"
"Write about the past" says she. "Write about the things you got up to, funny things that happened in work, the parties you went to and wrecked."
"Apart from the fact that I can't remember those parties I really don't want to relive my past. What's done is done and trawling back through memories of work is not my idea of fun."
"Well write about your personal life and stop giving out about everything."
"But everything pisses me off so I enjoy giving out about it, and if I start writing about fluffy stuff even I would stop reading the site, let alone anyone else."
"I still think you should start all over."
Maybe she's right? Maybe I will start a new site and just copy and paste all the old stuff into the new one? At least that way I could start with a bit of bulk instead of the usual tedious "Hello World".
So I will start all over.
I have launched a new "blog". After a lot of thought I have decided to call it "Head Rambles" in honour of the old one. I have copied and pasted all the old shit into the new one, so those million words aren't wasted. I have kept the old design because I put a lot of effort into it and I'm comfortable with it.
Welcome to my new site.