Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More is More

ME: Huh? Are you saying that my book is too big?

You know what they say about "the light at the end of the tunnel"?  Well, this is how my tunnel looks:  

It's there - almost within reach, but a bit blurry yet.  I'm still undecided about cutting my book down into two...(I've already started the sequel, so then it would be a trilogy)...or if I should try to get the whole monster published as it is...  Decisions, decisions.
The book is a tad long...(213,932 at last word count) 

I am currently editing the second to the last chapter (page 646 out of 679) and hope to be finished soon. Then there will be the final read-through.

 There may be cutting/pasting/deleting involved...
 I sure hope THIS doesn't happen!

In the meantime, I've added another excerpt.  Check out the "Excerpt Page" above.  Comments? Feel free to add them.  Ideas about how long or short a book should be?  Any advice or input will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for reading, and
have a great week!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Post Your Pages!

I was just perusing my old posts, checking out which ones generated the most comments, which ones got the most "hits" or "page views", which ones seemed entertaining enough to even generate any interaction at all.  It seems to me that more comments are generated when I ask the reader (you) to post something that you've written...and they were great fun to read too!

 First Sentence Saturday got 29 comments and 126 page views:

 First Paragraph Saturday got 11 comments: (can't find the page views)

Interestingly enough, my post with the most page-views of all time (since I started blogging last February) was one I did in March, regarding my son- titled Color Me Blue 
It amazes me to see those statistics, and lately I've noticed there have been quite a few new "views" of that post again.  As of right now, there are 26 comments, which in and of itself is not that great a number, but the "page-hits" are a whopping 1182.  That blows my mind.  I did not write it to get comments, nor to get hits, but somehow it is my most popular post.

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Anyway, it was interesting to see which posts generated the most traffic, and which generated the most comments.  Needless to say, since I am still so engrossed in the editing mode, it's been difficult to come up with any clever blogs lately.  So, while perusing my old posts, I thought of an idea...


Most of my writer friends have blogs, and/or Writer/Fan Pages on Facebook.  How about posting a link here to either your Blog, or your Page, and see if you can
generate more "Likes" or "Followers"

Let me know how it works out for you!

 Here is my Writer Page on Face Book:  Writer Page  (Sharon Jones, Writer)  
 I promise to follow/Like anyone who posts their links here, and perhaps everyone
 reading this post can do the same.
 Come back often to see if there are new links!  

 And, thanks!

 Happy Writing!

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