Week Recap January 28th, 2017

Week Recap January 28th, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 9,433 (3,279/52% increase) Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 3,659 Week Recap: My first solid week of the silent launch didn’t go as well as I hoped. With just over $60 sunk into advertising, I managed to garner 458 KU page reads, and zero sales. I’ve launched a free offer for Saturday and Sunday. I’ll still run some ads to get the ball rolling. As of this moment when I’m writing this, the novel is ranked #57 under the Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College category. If I don’t get into the top 20 of the category by Sunday night, I’ll extend the sale for another day. My hope is the free books will help increase my reviews and maybe even start some word of mouth. At the end of the day, I’m still doing […]

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Week Recap January 21st, 2017

Week Recap January 21st, 2017

Progress Breakdown: Writing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 6,154 Editing Word Counts: Weekly Total WC – 14,633 Week Recap: When I sat down to write this blog post, I realized it’s been nearly a month since I did a Week Recap. I feel bad about that. I plan to take my blog in some new directions. However, this Week Recap fits in with that new vision, and also helps to keep me accountable, and my ass in the chair writing, which is the whole goal! If you’ve read the Review post, you’ll know I got an AlphaSmart Neo2 (I’m writing this post on it right now). This is a huge change for me, right up there with getting Dragon Natural Speaking. I’ve logged well over 100 hours training my Dragon, and I’m throwing in the towel. It’s not worth the time and effort to dictate my fiction. However, it’s not […]

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Review: AlphaSmart Neo2

This is the first document I made as a test: This is my AlphaSmart Neo2 and so far it seems fucking awesome. However, the keyboard is laid out slightly off center. That drives me nuts! I might need to consider that before posting my review of the product. The screen is large enough to see four lines of text at a time which is nice. In my lap the keyboard is not comfortable at all. At my desk it’s quite nice. The balance is slightly off. The keyboard wobbles ever so slightly as I type. Maybe I can fix it with heat gun. I think the problem is with the plastic being slightly warped possible from transport. Time to test sending the data to a text document. I ate this Scooby-Doo style sandwich, then wrote the review/Free-thoughts. Both events were highly enjoyable.   This is my Review/Free-thoughts while using the AlphaSmart […]

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