I received my first truly awful review. It’s over at Barnes and Noble. One star. Critical of story, voice, believability, the whole shebang. It seemed pretty obvious that whoever this person was (who naturally hid behind Anonymous) not at all familiar with the paranormal genre and didn’t actually want to read a story geared that way. Since it was caused by magic, no his amnesia wasn’t typical. And yeah, he didnt’ know he was so I dared to have him LOOK IN A MIRROR in the first chapter. Oh noes! I wasn’t writing a Clancy novel, so no, the military stuff wasn’t authentic. That wasn’t the point of the story. To each their own. I knew not everyone would like it. If any of my fabu peeps feel the urge to pop over to Barnes and Noble and copy your Amazon review, feel free.
However, the overwhelming response has been positive as indicated by the fact that I have seen an almost 650% increase in sales over last month. I’ve sold over 500 copies total. Not at all shabby for a no-name novella in 3 months. My high ranking for the week was 525, and I actually cracked the top 10 on the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Ghost category, both Kindle and Books in general.
It’s pretty exciting to be rubbing metaphoric elbows with J. R. Ward.
It’s been a less than stellar writing week. I spent the early part catching up on sleep, and I’m not sure my brain has quite finished recovering. I was aiming for 3500 words for the week and I’ll be doing good to eek out 2k. But I’ll still exceed last month’s total for words produced, so that’s still forward momentum. With the way this year’s been going, that’s all I can ask for. Continual forward motion and improvement.