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3,900 Raindrops

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If the rain slowed down for you, how long would it take to collect 3,900 raindrops? Much faster than it is obtaining 3,900 subscribers… but much lessย valuable. Now forget the strange question while I tell you how amazing you guys are. Yes, you guys are awesome!

Thank you so much for subscribing to my blog, if awesomeness had a face, it would be yours. I appreciate your readership and your support, and I am grateful for all of you. I always refrain from comparing my blog with other bigger blogs because I really have nothing to complain or be upset about. Having all of you makes my day and I am happy just knowing people read my works ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much!

So, how shall I celebrate this achievement?

I’ve decided to release my ‘much-anticipated’ (I hope it was) novella, Raindrops!

Raindrops Cover

I wrote Raindrops for the 30-hour novel challenge by Kernel Magazine and Harper Collins in January 2013. I spent a weekend writing over 20k words with barely any sleep. I remember typing away in the darkness hoping to complete this challenge. Even though I did not win the competition, I was proud of myself. The tired eyes, sore back, and aching wrists were all worth it. So after the competition, I decided to self-publish it… and to give it to my readers for free.

Why free? Because I worked hard on it and it would be a shame if no one reads it. I just want as many people to read it as possible. I’m hoping my story inspires and entertains, and that comes first before profit.

That being said, Raindrops will only be free until the middle of the year. Once The Battle For Oz: Exitium is released, I will put a price tag on Raindrops. I hope you understand that a self-pub author constantly struggles on putting a price on their books, because ‘free’ has its downsides too.

Now, how to download the e-book?

Click HERE and you will be taken to the download page. All you have to do is insert ‘0’ into the ‘Name a fair price’ column and you are set. There’s no need to fill in credit card details, just simply provide your email address and you will be able to download the book immediately.

But, if you wish to support me for working hours, days, and months on the book… you can name whatever price you wish to pay for the book and proceed with filling out your credit card details. You don’t have to, but if you want to, I just want to say thank you in advance. It means the world to me knowing you would pay for my work ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok, now you’re probably wondering what Raindrops is about. Here’s the synopsis that I hope gets you interested:

What would you do if the rain slowed down for you?

Robb was no ordinary boy. He did not look like the other children in Scriptorium and he did not fit in either. Despite being only 12 years old, Robb had long accepted his fate as an outcast. But on one rainy afternoon, Robb saw a face of a girl that looked just like him in a raindrop. Will Robb be able to unravel the magic in rain and unlock the secret of his past? An adventure awaits this lost boy, but a very slippery one for that matter.

Sounds cool? Download it now! It may be targeted for young readers, but we are all young at heart ๐Ÿ™‚ You are not an exception!

Last but not least, I wanna thank Danielle and Tham for helping design the cover art. Danielle did the cover art traditionally with colour pencils and water colour, while Tham added on to it and digitalized it. The two of them are very talented artists and they deserve an applause. Thanks guys, for helping me out ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad God put such talented people in my life.

Well, that is all for this post! Thank you for your subscription and thank you for reading Raindrops! I hope you enjoy it and if you have a Goodreads account, please leave a review after you’ve swept through the pages ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend everyone and happy reading!

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I believe that every new 100 subscribers is worth a gratitude post. To some it is just a number, but to me its an encouragement. You don’t know how happy I am every time someone new subscribes; it’s like someone saying, “Hey, you’re cool. I wanna stick around.”

In return, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for your subscription ๐Ÿ™‚ If ever one day, I reach thousands of subscribers, I would remember how I first started and how you guys stood by my side. Though not physically, but the internet has built enough bridges to make it feel that way. ย So, thank you!

Anyways, here’s a little update on myself and this blog:

1. I got a job ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m currently working in a publishing house as a writer. They publish a free campus magazine for students every month, and I’m handling the online site/portal. I write and publish new content everyday and it’s a job that lets me do what I do best. Plus, this gives me an opportunity to ask for interviews from ‘famous’ people! And so far, I’ve landed an interview with Boyce Avenue, Alex Goot, David Choi and Swoozie ๐Ÿ™‚

2. I’m really hoping to win the 30-hour novel challenge, which is now in the hands of Harper Collins. I know everything has it’s timing, but I really hope this is my time. Shortlist will be out on the 21st of March, so I’ll keep you guys posted! (If you are wondering what this is about, head on here.)

3. Once Dr. Slubgob’s Letters end (how is it so far?), I would be putting up a new fan fiction novel on this blog. I’m still cracking my head on what to write, but I promise not to miss a week without a new post. Do let me know if you prefer to read originals like Slubgob or fan fictions. I won’t put a price to all my works, and will always try to explore new things ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s pretty much it for this post. Thanks for subscribing, and I hope you would continue to stick around ๐Ÿ™‚ Have an awesome Thursday, or what’s left of it!