Where did February Go?

I was thinking that I hadn’t posted to the blog in a while, so I thought I’d swing by and write a short post. Only, when I looked at the last blog post, it was Feb. 8. And now it’s the 29th (a bonus day; normally it’d be March).

I thought I’d pop in and say, “Hi.”  I’ve been busy working on finishing my virus series. I anticipate releasing the first book in the series in May. I’m also working on a young adult novel called Scented. I’m still trying to determine a release date on that. But, the first draft should be finished by the end of this week. Yay!

Screenshot (222)In other news, Life First had an unexpected rise in free downloads yesterday. I’m still learning the ins and outs of a FREE first in series. So far, I can say, I’ve earned more having the first free than having it cost money (through sales of the subsequent books). And yesterday, I had a huge spike in downloads and landed at No. 99 FREE in the whole Amazon store. I’ve dropped to No. 127 FREE in the Amazon store, but I’m not complaining. 🙂

I’ll try to blog more in the month of March. I’m sure it will be off to  a great start.

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at http://rjcrayton.com/subscribe.
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3 Responses to Where did February Go?

  1. DV Berkom says:

    Congrats, RJ! That’s fantastic. Did you advertise or was it all organic?

    • RJ Crayton says:

      Thanks. I’m still trying to figure out what caused the spike. I didn’t pay for any advertising. However, I had a list of websites that offer freebie advertising. I went through and asked to be listed on about 10 sites that didn’t charge a fee to be listed (either on their email list or website). I’m on the sites, but none of the listings coincided with the date that I had the download spike, so I’m really uncertain. If it was a specific site, I’d love to know so I could use them again.

      • DV Berkom says:

        Ah, I see. Yeah, that happened to me a time or two. It could also be that Amazon sent out one of their emails listing your book, or someone tweeted your link after discovering it for free. Either way, yay you 🙂

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