First, a disclaimer: I am a very new writer. Or at least, very new to writing anything even close to novel-length. I’m very much still learning and struggling with how to do this myself, but I’ve had a lot of emails and messages on Twitter, Facebook and Wattpad asking me for advice or wanting to know about how I write so I thought I’d let you into my hallowed writing chamber (a sparse extra bedroom in my apartment that is constantly a mess).… [Read the rest]
A few months ago I started becoming obsessed with Wattpad
. For those who haven’t heard of it before, like me not too long ago, it’s basically YouTube for serialized fiction. Their content runs the gauntlet from One Direction fan fiction to authors like Margaret Atwood
and Cory Doctorow
. Last month they announced that they raised $46M and have 25 million unique visitors every month.… [Read the rest]
The amazingly talented Elaine Carr
emailed me this awesome non-spoilery ink drawing of Connor/Omni from Meta that now I kinda desperately want for my wall. Perfectly captures one of the funnier moments in the book I think. You can check out her other work at elainecarr.co.uk
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I’m celebrating 3 things as February closes out:
1. Meta hitting 20,000 copies sold.
2. A year since I got canned from my day job and was inspired to finally write the novel I always wanted to.
3. Hitting 4.2 stars with close to 200 reviews on Amazon.com and 4.6 stars with 50 reviews on Amazon.co.uk!
To celebrate these three occasions, Meta will be only $0.99 in the US
for 5 days, from February 24 until March 1.… [Read the rest]
The audio version of Meta is finally, finally available and the best part is you can get it right here on the Internet. No need to go to your local audiobook store. I even read the book myself and do girl voices and everything.
You can grab it on Audible for $19.95
or for free if you sign up for a 30-day Audible trial
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That’s not going to be the title of course, but yes, I am working on a second book in the “Meta” series. I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, which I think is probably the biggest complement I could possibly be paid. I’ll try to answer some of the frequently asked questions about it here:
When is it coming out?… [Read the rest]
A lot of people have been asking me how and why I decided to write a novel
. There are two reasons. The first, and most important is that it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid. I remember going to the library and trying to research how to get published when I was 12. Needless to say, my search came up pretty dry.… [Read the rest]
By far the most creative review of my novel Meta. I bet J.D. Salinger never had anyone do nail art for his books, and I’ll take nail art over assassinations any day. More over at Nail Treasures
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So ‘Meta’ has been out for almost three weeks now and I thought I’d post an update with a few items of interest:
1. The ‘second edition’ of Meta is now live on Amazon
and all other ebook places. This edition just fixes a few of the incredibly embarrassing typos I found in the first edition. If you have the ebook you should be able to download the new edition by either deleting and redownloading, or going into your Kindle management page on Amazon.… [Read the rest]
First, thanks so much to everyone who has bought the book so far. It’s really exciting to see something that’s been in my head and then on my computer for so long finally finding its way into peoples’ hands.
Just thought I’d take a few minutes to answer some FAQ I’ve been getting over the past couple of days:
How Do I Get a Free Kindle Copy If I Bought the Paperback?… [Read the rest]