My plan was to start on Monday, but in fact I got in some wordage yesterday. 329 words, to be precise, which takes Nice Tie to 27375. And it was like pulling teeth, even though I had the next couple of thousand words in my head when I had to down tools before my extended Christmas break. This is why I need to write every day.
And some information about my experiment with a free short story at Smashwords. Copy-n-paste from my posts at Picowrimo for background and early numbers:
11/11/12: In addition, I have written up the results of the first two weeks of my having posted a free short story at Smashwords, if anyone's interested in seeing some data about number of downloads and how many third party distributors it's got to. Note that it's an erotica story and while there's no excerpt the post does include the keywords I used for the file. http://julesjones.livejournal.com/54795
25/11/12: Update on the short story at Smashwords - I forgot to check it last Sunday, but it ticked over to 200 downloads sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, so let's call it 200 on Sunday last. Right now it's showing 227 downloads. The number of libraries it's in has varied -- it's currently at 18, but has been as high as 19 and then back down to 15, so presumably some people have added it and then discarded it.
30/11/12: An update on the Smashwords figures - as of this evening total downloads of 234
And as of 13/01/12, it has 312 downloads and is in 23 libraries. It never did get any more ratings/reviews beyond the three in the first couple of days.
Mirror of http://julesjones.dreamwidth.org/233627.h