Wednesday, October 7, 2015
IWSG: Two Questions
This is October's IWSG post! The IWSG posts every first Wednesday to discuss our neurotic, needy writing problems among others like us, led by our ninja captain Alex J. Cavanagh. Sign up here! October's co-hosts are: TB Markinson,Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar!
I have two questions this time around. I'm hoping people will chime in.
1. I'm working on a short story right now. I haven't really written one since... well, the very beginnings of Book the First. What's the upper word count limit of a short story?
2. I keep wondering how to reach readers--I check my Amazon stats once or twice a week and sometimes there will be pages read or a download here or there. 15 people have added it to their Goodreads shelves, but...for future reference, how do you all reach readers? I seem to have the knack of reaching other writers. But we can't necessarily market to writers, can we?
However, in rather exciting news, I recently received my first royalty payment from Amazon, where Pearl is currently enrolled in Kindle Select. I can afford a pizza! Or put a decent amount on my MetroCard. Or get food at Chipotle and still have another twenty leftover. In other words, it's a modest amount, but still...it means that something paid me for my writing and that's exciting no matter what.