Another New Life – By the Numbers
- 70,021 words – you’ll read it in one sitting.
- 2 first kisses – interesting twist.
- 35 chapters – It sounds like a lot when you say it like that.
- 5 sex scenes – very tasteful, I promise.
- 18, the age of the main female character – She’s a mature 18.
- 3, the number of movies referenced in ANL – They work there way in there, I can’t help it.
- 5, number of football plays described in the game – I’m a football fan, but the scenes are relevant to the story.
- 30, the number of days it took to writer the first draft – Huge shout out to the greatness that is JuNoWriMo – Sign Up for 2014 is open.
- 12, the number of guys the roommate hooks – you will meet her on Thursday.
- ?, number of times you will laugh and cry – You tell me after you read it.
In a few weeks, the sales numbers will be the only numbers I will be
consumed with concerned about. 🙂
obsessed concerned with numbers: # of followers, # of comments, # of book sales?
I have tons of insecurities especially with putting the final touches on Another New Life, but I wanted to take this month’s post to thank everyone of you who have supported me during this process. Your support means more to me then you will ever know.
What are your insecurities this month? If you’re not a member of IWSG, you are missing out. They are a great support group for writers at all stages of a writer’s life.
Have a great month and make sure you visit some or all of the other bloggers on the A to Z Challenge.
One more thing, ok actual three more things, this indie author needs your help:
If you want to sign up for my cover reveal on April 10th, please sign up, here!
If you want an ARC in exchange for an honest review, please sign up, here!
Please add Another New Life to your Goodreads list.
40 thoughts on “B – By the Numbers and IWSG”
I, too, am -obsessed- concerned with numbers. I want lots of them. Big numbers. And I’m never satisfied. It’s quite pathetic, really.
It’s crazy, isn’t it. But, sometimes its the only thing to go on.
Ah, yes, the joys of being addicted to the numbers. I’m learning not to care about follower numbers, especially when it comes to Twitter. Most of those are from people hoping I’ll follow back so they can spam me or up their follower count. But they aren’t necessarily people I want to follow.
It took me a year to get over the blog, twitter numbers, maybe I’ll do the same with sales numbers. After a year, I won’t care.
Hi Sydney! Congratulations, cover reveal is coming up soon! BTW, I signed up for it awhile ago. I have to check my email. I haven’t seen anything for it yet. I just signed up for an ARC too. Oh my! 🙂
I can’t really say I’m one that pays too much attention to numbers. I suppose if I were published, or about to be published, I might have a different outlook. It’s a good topic for discussion though.
I see you’re doing the A to Z Challenge this year also. Wow. Although I can’t participate this year, I’m proudly displaying my Supporter Badge on my Blog. Have a great day Sydney; I’m off to continue my co-host duties!
Yes, it is getting close. Thanks so much for signing up. You should see something soon. Still finalizing the cover, but I will be sending an info email out on Friday.
Heading over to your blog to check out your IWSG.
Yes, numbers do bother me. But they don’t really consume me. I rarely check my sales figures because there are too few to care about right now. And followers – I gather them slowly. I’m more about finding genuine supporters now, rather than huge numbers. But I do worry about things like time, or the lack thereof. And deadlines, which I usually miss. And wonder if I’ll ever be prolific enough to earn anything decent. I try not to burden myself, but it’s difficult.
Best of luck with the launch.
Thanks so much. I hope I don’t care about sales numbers because it’s consistent and numerous. Wishful thinking, I know.
Did i sign up? I think I did. If not, you know I’ll help!!
You did sign up. No worries Alex. I know I can always count on you.
What a great way to tell us more about your book. Using numbers! (And while follower numbers and comment numbers don’t mean all that much to me, I DO pay close attention to sales numbers!)
Favorite Book Covers: Steampunk Books Starting with B
Honestly, the numbers block me up! I wrote about it a while back here: http://writebackwards.we3dements.com/wordpress/2012/08/29/numbers-numbers-everywhere-and-not-a-number-for-me/
Great that you can break things out like that. I just can’t focus on the numbers or I won’t get anything done 🙂
Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
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I never thought I’d worry about numbers when it comes to blog followers, but I did talk to one editor who mentioned that she likes to see authors doing what they can to promote themselves, so if they didn’t have an active blog, she’d find it hard to take them seriously. I wanted to say, well, that’s fine, because most writers don’t need to sleep, shower, or relax anyway. We’re all writing in remote control mode. Yeesh!
Numbers? Oh yes. I’m very obsessed. I’m sure I check my WordPress stats at least twenty times a day. When I finally get my first book published I know I’m going to drive myself straight-up insane checking the sales info every ten minutes. o.o
I think I’m going to put myself on a schedule. Like I can check it once in the morning an once at night. But, no more then that.
This was very clever. I’m a huge football fan too. Go Giants. Please, go somewhere. Like downfield to score a touchdown. Ugh.
Any way….I struggled with a sex scene while I was writing. I decided to be very tasteful and fade to black.
AJ’s wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge
Oh no, Elsie. Talk to me when you are out of the play offs for 18 years and counting. Damn cowboys. Haha
Great post! 🙂 Sometimes I worry about the numbers, but then I realize I can’t control them … well I suppose there are some things I can do to influence them. *sigh* I’m stopping in from both the A to Z Challenge and the IWSG. I hope you have a fabulous month!
Thanks Margo. I think if I just keep it under control. I’ll be ok.
Hi, Sydney! I’ve never been good at math so I’m not a fan of numbers of any kind, haha. I prefer words!! 😉
Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines
I wish I was like you, but I can see myself getting obsessed if I’m not careful.
I believe if we obsess over numbers rather than being caught in the creative process we lose the enjoyment that first captivated us.
Enjoy the A to Z Challenge
Well said. My hope is the next project will distract me from worrying about the numbers.
I love this! Learning about Another New Life by the numbers. Very clever and fun 😀
Thanks so much. I love the numbers.
Loved your by the numbers…very fun. I was consumed with numbers early on, but not so much anymore. I am just doing what I usually do in life…having fun with what rolls along. When you’re having fun, there’s no time for worry and fret. : )
That’s the attitude I want to have.
The numbers I used to be obsessed with were my blog stats. I’m positive I spent more time during the day hitting “refresh” than I did working when I first started freelancing. LOL
I did that to for the first year. Now I check it when ever there’s a spike of activity, but thankfully no longer obsessed with it. Leaves room for who new obsessions.
You are absolutely right. 🙂
I agree! Being part of IWSG is the next best thing to a safety net. Very comforting. Thanks for visiting IWSG’s blog.
Congratulations on getting your book published! That is a great achievement. Thank you for your comment on my blog. It is greatly appreciated.
I used to be obsessed with numbers, but in my December resolutions I decided to stop checking. (Yes, I randomly make resolutions, but I avoid New Year!!) It’s awesome it started as a NaNo book. My only NaNo attempt is still lurking, and I’m still trying to make sense of it 🙂
Just signed up for the cover reveal, Sydney! Best of luck with the release and the challenge.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
Loved the way you used the numbers…when I first started (blogging, writing, publishing) I was somewhat obsessed. Fortunately, at least for me, that has slacked off. LOL!
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Every author is consumed with numbers! The number of hours I think I should dedicate to write and the number of hours I actually have are the ones that bother me the most. 😉
Good luck with the A to Z challenge!
That’s a whole other obsession.
I like the way your numbers add up. I’m all for reviewing and being reviewed but there are too many abbreviations out there in ‘e’ land.
ARC ? I could make that mean just about anything, with ‘review’ in the middle. LOL