I’m a big fan of celebrating the little things when it comes to writing and the indie publishing business. It can be a tough gig, and wins like this are usually a long time coming. So it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate it.
Scrivener Superpowers, my nonfiction software how-to guide to the popular writing software, Scrivener, reached 100 reviews today. My first book to do so, and with a 4.6 star average no less!
Nothing special happens when you reach 100 reviews. No fanfare, no parties, no champagne. But it’s still kind of cool. Three figure reviews show a certain amount of trust in a book. It’s a general indicator of quality. So in addition to the emails and messages I get about the book (hi, folks! You’re awesome), this is further proof to me that the book was worth writing.
Yesterday I finished my part of the sci-fi mystery cowriting novel.
The title is undecided (different than what you see here) and I can’t share much of the concept yet, but we reached 50k and the book is currently being revised by my industrious co-author.
All told I’ve probably written 30k manuscript words and 5k plotting/planning words so far on this novel. Feels awesome. And goes to show that steady work, even slow, adds up over time.
I had planned to be done this by August 1st, so I’m running a little bit behind on my original schedule. The schedule says I’ve got 4 post-apoc stories to write in August, so be on the lookout for those. I’ve also got some anthology stories to publish individually, Centurion and Low Desert, High Mountain, Big Lizard. I’ve already got covers for them. Will share those when the stories are publishing.
Today, I have the pleasure of presenting the cover of my upcoming novel, The Auriga Project. Let me just pull the curtains aside...