Loving Ashe Reaches 1 Million Reads

Yup, you read right!  My NaNoWriMo novel, Loving Ashe, serialized on Wattpad and will be published in May, reached 1 million reads on Wattpad 2 days ago.  The first chapter was posted on November 1, 2014 and as of April 7, 2015, it reached 1 Million reads.

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You’re probably wondering, “What the hell is a read?” Well, every time someone clicks on a chapter on your story, it’s registered as a “read” though it doesn’t count visits from the same ISP – like one person refreshing the page again and again to increase the read count – unless you’re on a mobile phone and moving, thus the ISP will change wherever you go. So if you’ve got 35 chapters, then that’s 35 “reads” per person.

It’s interesting though – I used to think that 1 million reads was amazing awesome, top of the mountain awesome – but when  you learn that other writers on there have 13, 25, 70  million reads, heck, even 1 billion reads, 1 million doesn’t sound so amazing after all.  But that’s alright.  I’ll take it.

Now, if only those reads translate into revenue so I can quit my day job, then we’re really talking.

10 thoughts on “Loving Ashe Reaches 1 Million Reads

    1. Thanks, Dr. Ali! I’ve missed reading your funny posts and will get back on it soon! Who knew editing is such hard work, second only to writing (which happens to be 3% work and 97% not distracted with the Internet).

  1. Hey 1 million is not bad. Congrats! The challenge will be translating those reads into sales. But its a great start!

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