Marcus, Alfie, Bethany’s Mom, they all think Bethany knows exactly what they mean when they say her father is a rat. She thinks he’s a criminal who ratted out her mother’s secret identity making her a target. He did do that, but…he’s actually a rat
Wait until Meme sorts her out.
I was going to have Marcus tell her in chapter 2, but then I thought that’s too easy. She should be frustrated about the weird stuff happening for a little while longer.
So right after I complained about not having time for writing, I found some time but then got distracted by another interest of mine, which is artsy stuff and graphic design, and spent my precious time on that. (Cool results though, I talk about it in this thread ).
What can I do? Too many interests, not enough time in the day.
It’s been two years since I’ve written. I took a major hit in my self-confidence in writing when my book deal got canceled. Especially after people told me it would do really well And it didn’t and I know it’s very hard to get published again and get agented Again after a failed series because you’re considered a Risk so I’ve been having a very hard time.
I think I’m going to try to write something non-serious first. Like just something for fun or well something that I don’t think about as a future novel. But I haven’t started yet so wish me luck.
I have stories on official profiles and it gives a bit of a trickle. Historical Fiction was amazing and the steadiest.
I was also featured on Editor’s Picks – was really good! The best aside from the banner if you are like already a high reads earner (basically you are on social media or some popular booktok profile loves you).
Had been a Watty winner in 2020 (moderate trickle of reads)
Watty shortlist 2021 --nothing really save for bragging rights, BUT one of the shortlisters got on Historical Fiction list, so it was a good steady source of reads
Stars Swimlane–was great when Stars lane was high on the page, far less stellar when it was moved way, way down.
Overall, you won’t get much exposure unless you are on Editor’s Picks or Banner and in the first slot.
I’ve been on Wattpad for 3 years, and tried my very best, but I never had an exploding book. I feel that it doesn’t happen with promotion… it comes from the readers outside Wattpad or book being so incredible it just hits with a huge slice.
Ash and Cinder is on one of the ScienceFiction profile’s reading lists. I uh, never applied to be on it so I don’t know how it got there but there was a small boost around the time that it was first added. About the same as when a critiquer hits my application in their queue and shares their thoughts with the world.
If you have a natural growth, that’s the best thing and it always has the most potential. Features bumps are artificial and rarely lead to sustained growth. When feature ends, the resulting drop kills your gains. That’s my Trapped by the Mafia. It doesn’t have organic readership, so once feature ended, it collapsed.