Well it’s actually been more than a year, but it’s close enough, as I realized I hadn’t posted anything since my 6 month update. Plus the first chapter of Book 3 (The King of Atlantis) has just recently hit the sites.
I’ve been busy writing and editing. The first book is just going through a final re-read before it gets self-published. The second book is going through the editing process and I’m several chapters into the third book.
I have talked to several publishers, but they’ve all turned me down, but they’ve given me some great feedback. The primary reason for being turned down was because my chapters are too long, and “120K words is too big for an author’s first novel. You need to cut it down to about 80K words!”
A couple of the publishers expressed concern that I was posting the story on free websites, but others commended me for doing that, as it was collecting public feedback and growing an audience, plus I was using the feedback from the readers for editing and storyline development.
Long story short, it looks like I’m going the self publishing route!
Anyway, without further adieu, here’s the stats from the biggest sites, I’ve got the story published on many more sites than these, but Stories Online and LitErotica are by far the biggest and they provide statistics.
194,052 Reads, 1,328 Votes averaging an 8.04/10 score (80.4%)
252,794 Reads, 15,462 Votes averaging a 4.72/5 score (94.4%)