Well, just Featured, really, on Wattpad.
Sorry, but just wanted to blow my own horn for a bit. So I hope you don’t mind…
Starting today, Sept 16, Broken, my Lucas North/MI-5 story, is now a Featured Story on Wattpad. If you’ve been living under a rock and know nothing about Wattpad, it’s
“a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer.
Boasting 25 million members and growing, who read and post (and probably write) stories on mobile 85% of the time, it’s a force to be reckoned in this new digital age. Hey, R.L. Stine of the Goosebumps series is on there!
When I first starting writing again, I used to post it on my Blogger blog (since deleted), and then moved it to a WordPress blog. Then I discovered Wattpad. I could catalog my own stories and at the same time read other stories on there.
One writer that I discovered there is Rowena Wiseman, who writes this wonderful book called Searching for Von Honningbergs that you can get from Screwpulp for $1 (yes! A $1! and it’s really good! Even her title is sooo cool).
On Wattpad, I can gauge how people were responding to my stories, whether by their likes or votes (whatever the yellow star is called on the upper right hand of your Wattpad screen, or the bottom of your mobile screen), or their comments (which I’m sorry to say I never paid attention to the notifications when I started in 2012 because I never thought people were actually reading my stories to begin with), or when they added your story to their libraries. Some readers are pretty vocal and very encouraging and many others I would like to think are just quiet and don’t comment or click like. But every time a new reader clicks on a chapter, the Read ticker does a +1, so you can gauge just how many people are reading your story.
Broken – Lucas North/MI-5 Story is my AU version of Lucas North for Season 7 and beyond. It started out as a short story (Chapters 1 & 2) and from there, I spent a few sleepless nights till I finally got up and said, Crap, let me just get it all out then…darn muses!
So I’ve been wordy enough as it is. If you’d like to read some pretty cool fanfic with a lot of twists and turns and rollercoaster highs and lows (we are talking about Lucas North here after all), give BROKEN a try! If you’ve already read it, thanks so very much!
And oh, yes, check out Wattpad, if you’ve got the time. There are some amazing gems on there!