Friday, April 11, 2014

Chapter 13, Some Cool Stats, and a Little Something Special...

Chapter 13 (aka Part Two: Chapter 6) is now live on Jukepop Serials! One of my readers has already informed me that it is the "best suspense writing I've ever 'read' you do."

In addition here are some cool stats from over at Jukepop:

  • Blade's Edge is currently ranked 111th out of about 600 serials.
  • The JP 30 (jukepops monthly top 30 serials) is now organized only with the votes from that month. Blade's Edge currently has 17 votes this month, which makes it #50. With your help it could push into the top 30 for the first time since it was published!
  • To push into the top 50 overall serials Blade's Edge would need 504 votes (it currently has 136)
  • To push into the top 30 for the month Blade's Edge would need 35 votes (it currently has 17)
  • In the last week I have picked up at 4 new readers! Most of whom are people I don't even know. 
All of those things are exciting and motivating for me. In fact a large part of why I was able to get the enthusiasm to get Chapter 13 up (75% of which is brand new material written today) is because I got a big surge in +votes over the last 24 hours.

In case there was any doubt: yes, +votes are very encouraging and help keep your author going!

Still, I know there are some of you who are hesitant to head over to Jukepop because... well, I'm not sure why, but maybe just because it involves clicking a link to a site you don't know, or you're worried that they'll force you to create an account against your will, or steal your soul when you find a story you like...

Whatever the case is, I've decided to help you out by posting Chapter One here on its own page on my site. (Safe within the confines of this webpage.)

If you like it, the link at the end of the page will take you to Jukepop Serials where you can (after risking your soul to create a free account) read the subsequent chapters. :-) If you don't like it, no worries. Jukepop will never know.

Just click this link.

Or you can find it on the Completed Works page.

Or you can copy and paste this into your browser:

So there you go.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this blog and/or my stories. I hope that everyone is enjoying Spring. The cacti here are in full bloom.


  1. I just cheated and + voted chapters 12 and 13 even though I haven't read them, yet (I'm so behind! Will catch up, soon.) I promise to like them. Also + voted chapter 11, which I had forgotten to do. Ack!

    1. Haha! Thanks, Jill! That's sweet of you. As long as you read them eventually. :-)

  2. The cacti are gorgeous! Keep writing!