Day off of writing the novel CALLING DEAD: A Cold Poker Gang Novel.
As I said last night, for writing in public, I’m not doing a lot of writing at the moment. Felled by a nasty cold that has been hanging around since the workshop. Me and a doctor had a discussion today, first time I’ve been to one of those in a time. Some meds.
I just never get sick. Alas, that record is not doing well. (grin)
Only two spots open in the second Strengths workshop as I write this. Trust me, we are not starting a third and will not do this again in any near future. But lots of room in the other online workshops.
Topic of the Night: Discoverability.
Now, Kris and I have put together an online class on discoverability, but I have a nifty example right now of how one form of discoverability gets done. Reader discoverability.
Get it at Story Bundle at http://storybundle.com/scifi
Now in that bundle above, notice Fiction River: Time Streams that I edited.
Then look at all the other big names in this bundle. And realize if you had sold me a story for Time Streams, all those major writers would now be promoting you.
Here is how it works: Say a Lisa Mason fan gets the bundle. At some point, they open Time Streams that you have a story in.
They read and like your story. So the Lisa Mason fan goes to a computer and looks up your name and finds your other work.
That’s discoverability in this new world. Not only would you have been paid for being in Fiction River: Time Streams, but now a year later your story is going out to some pretty major fan bases and finding you even more readers.
(Assuming, of course, you have been publishing regular and have more work out there for readers to find.)
And the readers won’t find it suddenly or in any way you can track. It will happen over months, one reader here, another there, as they work their way through the fourteen titles in the bundle.
Discoverability happens in many, many ways in this modern world. This is just one example I thought I would point out.
And if the writers in the Fiction River volume are smart, which I know they are, they will be pushing this bundle as well. because they have a story in it.
Total for novel CALLING DEAD: A Cold Poker Gang Novel
(Words written, not how long the novel is at the moment.)
Day 1… 4,700 words… Total to date… 4,700 words
Day 2… 4,200 words… Total to date… 8,900 words
Day 3… 1,600 words… Total to date… 10,500 words
Day 4… 1,850 words… Total to date… 12,350 words
Day 5… 1,000 words… Total to date… 13,350 words
Day 6… 3,500 words… Total to date… 16,850 words
Day 7… 1,100 words… Total to date… 17,950 words
Day 8… 4,600 words… Total to date… 22,550 words
Day 9… 3,200 words… Total to date… 25,750 words
Day 10…3,100 words… Total to date… 28,850 words
Day 11…1,900 words… Total to date… 30,750 words
Day 12…4,200 words… Total to date… 34,950 words
Day 13…3,400 words… Total to date… 38,350 words
Day 14…2,300 words… Total to date… 40,650 words
Day 15…1,800 words… Total to date… 42,450 words
Day 16…1,200 words… Total to date… 43,650 words
Day 17…1,700 words… Total to date… 45,350 words
Day 18…3,300 words… Total to date… 48,650 words
Day 19…1,100 words… Total to date… 49,750 words
Day 20…2,100 words… Total to date… 51,850 words
Totals For Year 2, Month 8, Day 18
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 8,200 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 700 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,250 words
— E-mail: 14 e-mails. Approx. 300 original words. E-mails month-to date: 401 e-mails. Approx. 12,600 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 1 Covers
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