Ahh, the first day off of the week!
So let me update you loyal readers with a few things!
Until March 31st, 2017, I will be participating in a Novel Contest through Inkitt.com. (Although it asks you to sign in, it is totally free, and is basically just so you can add things to your personal reading lists.)
Anywho, this writing contest isn't just voting and such. There are several factors that go into judging all the fine stories that were submitted. Firstly, there is the count of 'reads' a story gets. This is basically every click my story gets that would send a reader to it's first chapter, as well as all subsequent clicks to other, later chapters.
I am currently at 94 'reads'!
And though that makes me feel wonderful, there is another aspect in which stories are judged. This is the over-all 'hooked-ness' of the readers who click on my story. This is judged by time spent reading a chapter, how many chapters are read in succession, if a free copy is downloaded for reading, if it is added to a reading list, etc... Inkitt will collect all of this data and analyse it to see if it is publish-worthy.
Every contestant gets 100 free copies that are available to readers. I am down to 89.
The number of copies left also factors in to where on the listing your story places. For example - contest entries with 0 copies left are usually at the top of the list. Therefore, people are far more likely to click on them and read them, as opposed to mine, which has 89 copies left, and takes 5 clicks of the "show me more" button to find.
SO I took the liberty of posting the link to said tale in my right hand link column there --->
It is The Cellar City Chronicles.
It is also Rated R, mature audiences only, at least 18+ please.
PLease enjoy and support your local Oru!
It would seem she very much needs the support that is sometimes very fleeting in these parts. Of time. And The World.