Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I'll probably add another 3,000 words during my rewrites, but then a few hundred will be cut during the lengthy editing process. That's how it works...at least for me.
In related news, my brother Dave just sent me the final version of the Novum-2 cover, so that's great timing. I won't give a date yet, but expect the book to be out in a couple of months, maybe July (which also, coincidentally, is when Novum-1 was published last year.)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
After 2 weeks of fighting family colds, I wrote another thousand words tonight bringing my sequel manuscript up to 15,000 words. It was an exciting scene where somebody tells the rogue wave crew that a major event in their history didn't happen! Or is he lying? Oops, said too much...
Also, Novum received its 25th review yesterday. Another nice one. Thanks to all who have taking the time to write a review on Amazon or goodreads. You people rock!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Now I have to say the biggest surprise to me, and the real "payback" for this effort, is that Novum has received 12 new reviews in the past 11 days, which is more than double what it had before (5 of those reviews came within the last 24 hours, including one as I was writing this!) Even including the few "expected" negative reviews centered on the fact that Novum is short (it is a 26,000-word novella, compared to my first book, Cyberdrome, which is a full 96,000-word novel) the reviews have all been overwhelmingly positive.
During March, I also ran a promotion on Goodreads.com to give away 10 paperback copies of Novum. That promotion generated over 700 people who wanted a copy, so I have to include that number as additional potential future readers.
All in all, I believe I received far more than I gave...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
So apparently CYBERDROME is on sale for just 99 cents in the US and UK (down from $5.99) and NOVUM is absolutely #free all over the darn planet (usually $2.99) Please considering passing the word around since I forgot to.
Here are the US links: