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43rd TQ Post

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I’m running out of creative titles for my ‘thank you’ posts. Apologies awesome readers, I’ll try harder next time.

So being that my title is a dead give away, there’s no point stalling. A gargantuan (since I’ve overused ‘big’) thank you to all 4,320 readers for your support and subscription. I value (since I’ve overused ‘appreciate’) your time spent and your kind comments on my posts. Your presence is of great significance (since I’ve overused ‘mean’) to me, and I am happy knowing that my words have entertained you 🙂 I hope you would continue to support me and continue to stick around as we go on more fictional escapades.

 (That was slightly more creative than my title. Haha!)

Now on to a short update, well… not really. This is actually a last call to download my latest novella, Raindrops!

Raindrops Raindrops will be free to download on Gumroad till May 30th in PDF format. That is because on May 31st, The Battle For Oz: Exitium will be released! Since Exitium will be free, Raindrops will be priced at 0.99$. So if you have not downloaded it yet, do so now!

Also, if you would like Raindrops in epub and mobi formats, you can visit Screwpulp. The first 25 copies on Screwpulp will be free for download, but after that, the price will slowly increase based on the number of downloads.

Since March, Raindrops has gotten quite a number of downloads. So for all those who have downloaded and read Raindrops, I just wanna thank you guys. I do hope you enjoyed it and I would love to hear your thoughts. You can either leave your feedback or review on Goodreads or you can send me an email 🙂 Either way, I would be happy to hear from you.

I guess that is all for this post 🙂 I have a lot of plans for my blog and a couple more e-books being released this year, so I’m counting on you to stay with me as I continue to tread the waters of the indie ocean. Thank you once again for your subscription and have a great week!

(*Current blog post schedule: A post every Thursday alternating between an original short story and a Harry Potter fan fic novel.)

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4.1 Cheesy But True

4.1 cheesy but true4.1k subscribers and I’m still going! I don’t think I would ever stop blogging, so please hold me accountable to that. And while you’re at it, I guess you also know why I don’t plan on ever putting a halt to blogging. Wait.. you don’t? Well, it’s because of you!

O.k, that sounded cheesy. Perfect for the cheesy banner too. Haha! But it’s true. Cheesy but true 🙂

Thank you for being a subscriber and a supporter of my blog. By now, some of you might be bored with these cliche ‘thank you’ posts, but I shall keep them going. I don’t want you to ever forget that you’re important to me. If it means annoying you, then I hope this would be a good kind of annoyance. After all, how can one not thank their readers? I sure can’t!

So simply put, thank you for reading 😀

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More on Raindrops!

For those who have downloaded my novella, thank you so much! I hope you are enjoying it so far. Do let me know what you think of it and please leave a rating on Goodreads once you’re done. Knowing you enjoy my works always makes my day 🙂

If you have not downloaded it or wanted to read Raindrops but don’t like it in pdf format, here’s some good news. I’ve placed Raindrops on Screwpulp and you can now download it in epub and mobi formats. So if you prefer those formats, please head on HERE to get a copy. For these versions, only the first 25 copies will be downloadable for free as per the website’s default setting. After that, it automatically goes up to USD 1$.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what Screwpulp is, you should totally check it out. Readers get to read books for free in exchange for reviews and ratings. So if you’re an avid reader who likes to explore indie works, you will like this site. AND if you’re an author hoping to get more ratings and reviews, then this is a great place to put your books. Be sure to download my novella too!

Anyway, that is all for this post 🙂 Thank you so much for your subscription and your support. I’m so glad I have all of you!

(*Current blog post schedule: A post every Thursday alternating between an original short story and a Harry Potter fan fic novel. Don’t worry non-potterheads, I’ll try not to disappoint you with my short stories 🙂 )

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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 less 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 🙂 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!

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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 🙂

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 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone and happy reading!

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Shortcut To The Editor’s Desk

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So I wrote a novella, titled Raindrops, for the 30 hour novel challenge, and it is up for public viewing.

This competition was previously organized by Kernel Magazine, but now that it is shutting down, Harper Collins has agreed to take over the competition.

Previously a voting process was required, hence the banner and the tagline, but Harper Collins has decided to run through all the novels themselves; somewhat a shortcut to the editor’s desk.

There will only be one winner, and a shortlist will be released on 21st March. The winner will then be announced on 4th April.

If you would like to read the novella I wrote, click HERE 🙂

To be exact, I actually wrote my novella of 20, 462 words in around 23 hours (on 26th and 27th Jan)  including one round of proofreading. It is rather raw, but I would still love to know what you guys think about it. So leave me a comment below!

The challenge itself was not easy, I had little sleep, and my eyes were so sore. It really pushed me to the next level as a writer!

Anyways, I made a public facebook event for all those who are showing me support. The event was previously done for the voting process, but now that it is scraped off, it would be an update page. You can join if you would like to know whats happening 🙂

Well, that’s all for this post! I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts 🙂