Hi all you lovely people
I just wanted to write a short post to keep you updated on my progress.
Here are the facts:
Books 1 & 2 are available on Amazon. The third (Wailers) is with the editor and will be available on Amazon as well within a week. I am three chapters short of finishing the fourth. A little behind schedule, but it is okay. I am writing as fast as I can, but promotion, editing, proofreading, blogging, tweeting, and so on is taking more time than expected.
Concerning the content, I am really pleased with how the story is developing. It seems that others are as well because I am getting a lot of positive feedback, but more on that later in this post. For now, I just want to tell you that I have written some great fantasy stories, which was exactly what I set out to do. Success!
Amazon: Butterfly Islands is free on Amazon and has been so for seven days. It has resulted in 1.500 downloads and a top 200 placement among the free books. Butterfly Islands has also been rated at the best ‘selling’ book in the categories ‘historical fiction romance’, ‘historical fiction fantasy’, and ‘action and adventure fantasy’. I do not know how difficult that is, but I just take it as a good sign. Overall, it has been a great success and I hope it will continue like that going forward. If not, I will figure out what to do next.
Wattpad: Wattpad is a site with 40 million users can read books free. It is not the easiest site to get discovered at since there are 100 million books for the readers to choose from. However, Butterfly Islands became featured there and since then, it has had 20.000 chapters read and a ton of positive feedback. Some of what people write makes me blush with pride and the readers are asking me for the second book already.
So to sum up. I made a checklist when I set out on the crazy adventure and I had a few partial goals that I wanted to meet. Here, at the beginning of the fifth moth of my project, my list looks like this:
- Can I write in English? Check
- Can I write a book a month? Check
- Can I write something that people like to read? Check
- Can I get people to read it? Check
- Can I earn some money, writing books? Time will tell
- Will I enjoy the process? Double check
That was all from me for now. If you have not yet read Butterfly Islands or Maelstrom, be sure to do so. They are amazing books and the story just gets better and better.
Have an interesting day