Wow, I have loved being on Wattpad. From a bit of initial scepticism (feeling like I was falling down rabbitholes of soft porn every time I went on there) (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing) I have become a real convert to this amazingly supportive and productive community. I love hearing people’s thoughts on my book in real time, as they read it. I love answering questions, seeing which bits they think are funny, what resonates with them. I also really got a kick out of getting to be Charles Dickens for a summer – serialising my book one chapter at a time and really getting the most out of my mini cliffhangers! I’m evil like that.
Loneliness is now on up on Wattpad in its entirety, and I am in the process of posting The Glow of Fallen Stars at the moment. Chapter Four will go up tomorrow to celebrate the release of the book itself, and I will stop there, apart from adding some exclusive deleted scenes from The Loneliness of Distant Beings over the coming weeks. There may not be DVDs any more, but I’m still calling them my DVD extras. I’m retro.
I think I’ll probably write more about Wattpad, and the stories and netherworlds I discovered while wandering the labyrinthine hallways of its fanfic, once I’ve got more time, but for now I’m off to finish posting – I’m starting a competition tomorrow asking what song would feature on a soundtrack to The Loneliness of Distant Beings – should be fun!