DONE NPC PHQ -A different Humble Peasant take. Now Live on KU.

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  1. HunterLegacyUniverse

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    I'm also being inspired by this:

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    But my take is pure Space Opera, not D&D.

    I wrote an 800 word first chapter last night without even trying. And killing the first adventurer was actually a lot easier than I expected.

    It will mean playing the game again, very differently, but that's not a bad thing either. :)

    I'm not sure if this will be GameLit or LitRPG, but it's my first attempt at whichever it is.
     
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    Nice! Keep us in the loop!
     
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    First draft of a Blurb. Comments welcome.

     
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    Sounds good!
     
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    5489 words. 4 chapters. 2 adventurers down.

    It feels like I'm writing an anti-hero, which is something I've not been able to do before.
     
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    9695 Words. Made up for a few not functional days last night.

    2 days of game story. Lost count of dead adventurers.

    But I'm thinking this is going to be at best a novelette. I don't feel right writing a cold blooded killer. But it is an interesting change of writing.

    Looks like this will be a prequel in my universe as well. And there is no reason why it might not spawn some followup stories.
     
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    11867 Words. And now complete.

    I could have let it go on for a lot longer, but it would have become boringly repetitive. Plus I found I don't like writing this kind of character in first person.

    So Novelette length. Editing begins today. It should add a bit, as I usually do.

    Something new for me. No idea if anyone will like it though.
     
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    12521 after editing. I'm thinking of a March 1 release. Waiting at the moment for some feedback on what Genre it actually is.

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    I'm reliably informed the book falls into GameLit, and falls a bit short of LitRPG by lacking enough leveling up stuff.

    Given the way I write, that's probably to be expected.

    Going on pre-order very soon.
     
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    Could always call it creamy LitRPG, but again, I'm probably the wrong person to ask! Haha.

    Good luck on the launch! Let us know.
     
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    Interesting.

    I think I'm seeing 2 things at the moment.
    1. The KU effect, where the majority of LitRPG-GameLit readers use KU and don't buy.
    2. LitRPG-GameLit readers want LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG, not very short.

    Be interesting to see the KU element on release day.

    Will 1 trump 2? Or will 2 make 1 irrelevant? Stay tuned.
     
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    Got here a little late. Cover looks litfps. Litfps can handle shorter books but as a sub sub genre sales are a little lacking. I had someone call 65k a short story on the crossover into litrpg so dont worry too much if you get that feedback. As an author I was wondering if you can articulate why you didn't like writing an evil character. If asked myself I know I'd be short of words so no worries if you can't, I'm just intrigued.
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    It's not how I'm wired. I'm a spiritual person, so I can work with defending oneself, the need to wage a war to defend people, and all the issues that brings up. But I found a character who just kills on a whim to start with, and then justifies continuing it as self-defense, to be just too far from what I am.

    I'm a 'reluctant hero' writer. :)
     
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    Nice! From meme to book in record time! Good luck with the launch!
     
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    Reasonable launch. Not my best by any means, but it is short in a genre which likes long, and priced the same as short novels. (I only do 99c now for something 8k or less.)

    #2 in one of the short reads categories, and holding there, which is good, and still a #1 New Release in a category. 1 orange tag is better than none. :)

    But I must admit to being disappointed with the KU reads. I know there is a problem with pre-orders in KU people not finding out in timely fashion the book is live, but I was expecting better. Still, experience for the future, and something worth trying.
     




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