Whether you’re writing on Wattpad or another writing website, what is the most popular book you’ve written and which is your favorite—whether it is that popular one or not? And how does it compare to your current work in progress?
My most popular book is Taste of Italy which now surpassed 40,000 reads and 1,100 votes (though my other popular book, A Nightmare’s Fate, has more votes—nearly at 1,400 votes). However, my favorite one—or to me, the one I’m most proud of—is In the Dark. It has just under 2,000 views and a little over 150 votes.
Taste of Italy is a new adult rom-com about a woman and her two sisters going to Italy for a vacation until the main character meets her favorite author and gains feelings for him. It’s most likely popular for its genre, and while I have some favorite parts of it, I wrote it when I was pretty youngish. It was written in like, what, 2016-2017? It’s meh for what it is. I wouldn’t call it my favorite now, though it was back then, simply because of some of the plot devices I used or how I don’t really like the main character, Iris. Iris isn’t the best character out of the bunch, and while I do agree with her in some areas, she’s like a hard pill to swallow… which is probably why I’m still shocked it’s my popular book haha. I think some of my favorite parts of the book is toward the end where Iris hangs out with her sisters and kind of “reconciles” with one of them. I also love some of the romantic scenes between Iris and the love interest, Dante.
In the Dark is a new adult murder mystery about a college student who goes on a Christmas vacation with his friends who all want to help support him in moving on from his mother’s death, but then his friends start turning up dead and while they try to figure out how to leave, they also try to figure out who may be the culprit. It’s mostly my favorite because of the descriptions. I’m very proud of how well I did on my narration with it. I love my main character and many of the other characters. But just because it’s my favorite doesn’t mean it doesn’t have issues. I wrote this back in late 2017 (or possibly early 2018?) to 2019, and while it was my first book to revise it so many freaking times, even with a few beta readers, I’ve started finding issues with it over the past few years. One of those issues is a few plot holes I’ve come across here and there.
As for my current work in progress, the Sorceress, I’m unsure. I think between this book and In the Dark, there are some pros and cons to each. Yes, the Sorceress is still on its first draft. I still have plenty of time to work on it and improve it. However, my main character, Nicolas, is a bit more dull than the main character, Asher, in In the Dark. I adore the world in my current project and some of the other characters, so maybe that’s why it’s more of a favorite. But right now, they’re currently balancing each other out.
What about you?