Thursday, February 15, 2018

Borealis 5: First Draft Progress

Work continues on the first draft of the fifth/last book of the Borealis series.  I've currently got a bit more than 30,000 words, and I'm about a third done.  It's going great, and I'm happy with it.

I expect it's going to be bigger than Realm of Elinth or Loyalties; it might even wind up being the biggest book in the series.  There's a lot of stuff going on.

In other news, I've had people asking me about my experiences in marketing my books.  I'm not an expert, but I can share what I've tried and the results.  I've just finished a promotion on Amazon that introduced the series to new readers (hello!).  Once I have some more data I'll compile my results in a blog post that will, in all likelihood, contain math.  Just saying.

In other, other, news, today is the day after Valentine's Day, also known as 'Half-Price Chocolate Day'.  Just FYI, the LD50 dosage of chocolate (theobromine) is about 450mg per pound of body weight.  That works out to about 80 lbs of milk chocolate for a 150-pound person.  So you're going to want to stop well before that.

Sources:  National Geographic, Wikipedia, and some scribbling on the back of an envelope.  I'm not actually a doctor, or scientist, or whatever.  Obviously.  I mean, look at me.  I can barely keep myself alive on a daily basis, let alone other people.