Friday, 5 June 2015

Writing - Did 1000 hits make a difference?

A few days ago I produced a blog containing much the same information as today's. There were 1021 hits in the day which is massive for me. What difference did it make?

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Obviously I am grateful for the support but I write, in part, to have my work read. So was there a correspondingly healthy upturn in sales? Sadly - No!!!
What was the pull then? I haven't a clue is the short answer. The title of the blog was 'A book is for life' - could it have been that?
Irrespective it was a great day for me and I'll keep going until the sales come or I fall off my perch.
Perch (uses) - To rest, roost. A unit of measure. A fish

My 10 books as of December 2014

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


God Bless