Happy Star Wars Day, my writing friends. It's been a little while since I gave a 2017 Writing Challenge update, so here goes:
The Knight's Journal I
, a collection of the first three novellas, went live on World Book Day, April 23rd. At $4.99 it's a bargain over the $9 someone would pay for the first three combined at full price. I'll run a sale on it a little later, as novella 5 is coming out.
Novella #4, Knight Transcendent
, went live as planned on May 1st (might have been Apr 30th depending on where you live).
As of today and for the next five days, the first novella, Knight Descendent
, is free. I've been tweeting about it today, tying it into Star Wars (Knights, Empire crumbling, etc.).
From the sales side, still in a little bit of a muddle. I am actually seeing some pages being read on Kindle Unlimited, so some of this is picking up a bit, but no sales in the last 30 days. I have a couple of Goodreads reviews for the first two novellas.
Also, for anyone playing along, this is going to merge into a very famous legend here soon. I've been dropping tidbits. I have one fan on GAF who is reading along and we have been interacting. He can't guess it yet (he's finished book 2 and is enjoying it) but he knows there's some big reveal coming. It'll be interesting to see whether book 4 makes people think "oh shit" or whether it's still just "is he <insert legendary character here>...?" Obviously, the game is to get folks to wonder if that is the case and to keep them engaged in reading along to find out.
Now, novella 5 is underway and I'm still a little bit ahead (through May 3rd I was at 4500 words), but there's personal stuff going on (my mom is very sick--long-term kind of sick--and me and my sibs are helping out my dad). Hopefully I can keep on this pace in the limited spare time I have, because at this point it's actually therapeutic for me to get my mind off of that.
Edit - also, wanted to ask how legit that fiverr link was before? I started to go through the process and it was asking for payment before requesting any book links or author info. Seemed sketchy so I backed out and thought I'd ask to make sure someone has used it before.