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Discussion in 'Works in Progress' started by Paul Bellow, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I'm getting words down most days, but I'm a little scattered. I had planned to write a BIG LitRPG his summer, but Amazon's seeming targeting of the genre shook me. So I've been finishing up side-projects that bring in money, but not that much. I did finish a SF novel, and I'm halfway through a vigilante justice novel, but I really want to sink my teeth in a LitRPG or GameLit novel.

    Paranoia is a terrible thing. I may just have to check to see if I have a set of balls, and JUST DO IT. But first I have a few side-projects to complete and the Vigilante book (you know how good it feels to kill bad guys who really deserve it, in fiction, I mean. ;) )
     
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  2. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Yeah, I just mentioned this in another thread, but I don't think Amazon is culling totally innocent accounts. You're back in KU now, aren't you?
     
  3. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I'm back in, but Amazon goes after anyone with a book read by a bot. At least at the time. I pulled all my books out, but after I heard of authors getting e-mails stating they were going to be less agressive, then I put some of my better selling Fantasy and HaremLit back in. I'd already gone wide with the LitRPG and other GameLit stuff, so didn't go back into KU with them. The HaremLit does worry me, since Reverse Harem in Romance has been targeted, too. And all my Haremlit is at least Gamelit, if not LitRPG.
     
  4. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Yeah, read my other thread in the guild. I don't think it's only bots. I think giveaways and incentivized readers were used too. And if those readers read your books (even in a legit way) their Amazon accounts might be tainted thus why you're losing page reads.
     
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  5. DJ Schinhofen

    DJ Schinhofen Creator of Worlds. Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I'm not taking that chance anymore, I pulled from Ku and will ride out the loss of income until I can get a solid idea of where things stand.
     
  6. SamuelKKauffman

    SamuelKKauffman Level 13 (Assassin) Roleplaying Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Okay, so I fixed the Leaderboard for Paul if anyone's curious/confused/whatever. This way, all the correct data will be shown there.

    You're welcome. :)
     
  7. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    It was broke?
     
  8. Jason Maskell

    Jason Maskell Level 10 (Filcher) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    It seems a couple more people added themselves, it needed an update.
     
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  9. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Oops. Sorry. People keep asking to join. A lot drop off after a month or so. Heh.

    Thanks to both of you. I should be done with editing roguelike soon...
     
  10. SamuelKKauffman

    SamuelKKauffman Level 13 (Assassin) Roleplaying Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Yeah, exactly... still gonna need to work on my stuff, though. (/)_-)
     
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  11. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Man, I've been editing all month so far, and still have a few more days to go. I "try" to write after editing, but I've not had the energy to write more than a couple hundred words most days, usually just a page or two. Embarrassing.

    I've easily written 130k in a single month. but that's not editing, publishing, or anything. I never seem to factor in the other aspects of writing and publishing so it bites in the butt when I have to virtually stop to play catch up. I'm catching up right now.
     
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  12. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I've been scarce the last week because last weekend I was bitten by a bug that put me down all week. This is the first day I've felt human. I really shouldn't have gone to the doctor before Wednesday. After two days on meds I feel MUCH better. I hope to get into writing again. I did try to write at first, but not very successfully
     
  13. SamuelKKauffman

    SamuelKKauffman Level 13 (Assassin) Roleplaying Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    @Paul Bellow, you might want to make a new sheet on the Leaderboard. We're in September already, man.
     
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  14. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Well, I'm back in the saddle again. Yep, writing another GameLit book. Feels good. I'm about halfway through writing it, projecting 62k at the moment. And I hope to publish around the first of October. I need to sell some books! This summer had been killer. The last two books, both outside the Fantasy and GameLit genres, were both busts. Why do I try to expand my readership? Why? Why?
     
  15. RedCulver

    RedCulver Level 6 (Footpad) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    How does one get up on the leaderboard?
     
  16. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I'm glad September is over. Sep 2017 KICKED MY ASS, and Sep 2018 was WORSE. Sales dismal, worse month the year two years in a row. Plus, I was just coming out of a long sickness in August, just so my wife could go into the hospital in Sep. She's still recovering, but at home now.

    You can see my wild daily word counts this month, from zero some days, to over 5k on others. Up down, just like everything else this month.

    Good bye, September, and good riddance.
     
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  17. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Here's to October, my friend! ::PAL::

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  18. Tom Gallier

    Tom Gallier Level 15 (Guardian) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Aug, Sep, and now Oct sales have been down. I've either been sick, or my wife has been sick, most of Aug and Sep. So I haven't been very active on social media, but I'm still plugging away.

    I tried different genres for my Aug and Sep books, and both bombed spectacularly. I learned too well that I do not earn enough money on my backlist to take chances! Hopefully sales will pick up and my stress level will drop, but I am also looking for a part time job to tide me over for the next couple of months, but I live out in the middle of nowhere, so jobs are few and far between. Fun times.
     
  19. kajack

    kajack Lazy Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    mmm it's still in use?
     
  20. LWFlouisa

    LWFlouisa Roboto Artiste Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    How do I start an update thread without having the whole thread be hidden? o_O It didn't seem like there was anything obviously wrong with it.
     




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