So what’s been happening? Well I guess the biggest thing is Wattpad. (www.wattpad.com). What a fabulous site that is. Millions of readers downloading self -published stories for free and feeding back their
comments to the authors. I’ve already had 110,000 downloads. Just think, until wattpad (and others) - authors manuscripts simply festered in the waste bins of literary agents who were deluged with unsolicited scripts. Now this vast army of rejected authors has a platform and we’re able to talk to our readers. I don’t want to boast but I can’t resist sharing a few of my favourite bits of
Just Wow. Amazed to have found such an amazingly written novel on Wattpad. I literaly couldnt stop
thinking about this story every time i had to stop reading it, it made me think of reading Daniel Steels novels and compare this story to hers and let me tell you it is pretty ang close to her novels. Simply amazing story i will always remember. Your a great author! -
Well written.. The best story I have read! Keep it up.. : - )YuriXhaei
awesome book..awesome story...it made me cry...if i can vote thousand times i will vote it again n again -
I’m getting about twenty new followers a day. As I said – its free downloads so not yet one of those millionaire authors (dream on!!)
The other bit of news is that I’ve started my second book and I’m serialising it on wattpad as I write it. Its
temporary title is ‘Dying to be Different.’ I’m almost certainly going to change the title because I’m not sure a title with ‘dying’ in it will be a good marketing hook.
This is quite different from the other story. It involves a newspaper hack, sacked for phone hacking (listening into mobiles.) His son is in a relationship with a Sikh girl who has been promised to a boy she’s never met in India. In parallel, he’s researching a murder which took place four hundred years ago when a father killed his daughter as she attempted to elope with her ‘betrothed’. As you can probably imagine there are subtle and intriguing parallels between the contemporary and the historic events. Follow its progress on wattpad and let me know what you think.
As promised. I’ll keep my blog going on a weekly basis now. Thanks for stopping by.
Best Wishes. Roger Penfound.