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 Atlantean Federation) 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, they’ve all turned me down, but they’ve given me some great feedback. Almost all of them have said my chapters are too long, coupled with… “120K words is too big for an author’s first novel. You need to cut it down to about 80K words!”
A few of them even 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 story 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.
Stories Online 194,052 Reads, 1,328 Votes averaging an 8.04/10 score (80.4%)
LitErotica 252,794 Reads, 15,462 Votes averaging a 4.72/5 score (94.4%)