Take a knee, 3.5 readers, for I have some joyous news to share.
Pop Culture Mysteries – Season One is currently ranked #795 is Mystery/Thriller on Wattpad.
I know! It’s the first time I’ve been ranked on any kind of list, and that includes all of those field day participation ribbons I racked up in elementary school.
You have questions, don’t you?
WHAT IS WATTPAD?
It’s a great site where writers can publish and share their stories.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THAT?
To gain a following. To share ideas. To get feedback. For me, it has helped me get over that little voice that whispers “you’re not good enough!” in my ear. When people start sharing positive comments, that voice starts to pipe down. I highly recommend it.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE RANKED #795?
Fame. Fortune. Hot babes throwing themselves at me. (Video Game Rack Fighter is too busy playing Car Thief Mayhem to care.)
No. None of these things. It basically means of all the Mystery/Thriller stories on Wattpad, I’m in the top 1,000.
That was a big boost that I needed. As we head into the new year, there’s been a voice in my head nagging me that I’m wasting my time with this and I needed something like this to happen.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN?
I’m not sure. If you know how the Wattpad rankings work, please let me know. I’ve been making an effort to comment/share feedback on others’s stories lately, I started a new site for the “Pop Culture Mysteries” – popculturemysteries.com, a Facebook page and so on.
I’ve been posting the story in rough draft form on this site, Bookshelf Battle, since June and have been sharing PCM stories on Wattpad for awhile.
BUT – what really surprised me is that this particularly version “Pop Culture Mysteries – Season One” has only been up since the beginning of December. So to get into the top grand people really began taking notice, however it happened.
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH SEASON ONE?
My writing process:
- I’ve written some posts on this blog. I am writing others in a word document.
- I’m revising them, polishing them, and posting them in Season One on Wattpad.
- Eventually, these posts will reach their final home on popculturemysteries.com, which should be “officially” up and running by April 1.
- Right now, I’m wrapping up a revised edition of “Enter the Blonde” in which Jake and Delilah meet for the first time and negotiate the infamous “Pop Culture Mystery Contract.”
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU, BQB?
An excellent question. Frankly, it’s about time you asked it. The first thought you should have when you wake up in the morning should be, “What can I do to help Bookshelf Q. Battler’s writing career?”
I’m not doing this for me. I’m doing this for Earth. The Mighty Potentate has threatened to conquer our planet if I don’t get myself established as a noteworthy scribe soon.
My hope is to sustain and even surpass this rank. I’d like to move up higher on the charts.
If you’re on Wattpad, please consider following me – @bookshelfbattle and voting for/commenting on “Pop Culture Mysteries – Season One.”
Let me know what’s working and what isn’t. All kidding aside, this is a fun, unique story told in a very distinct hardboiled voice, and I think people are slowly but surely starting to recognize it.
I just need to get my butt in gear to keep them coming back for more.
If you’re not a Wattpadder, become one! Sign up, share some stories, trade ideas with other writers. Maybe this will be your big break. A number of writing careers have been successfully launched thanks to Wattpad.
THANKS 3.5 READERS
You are all appreciated. I couldn’t have done this without you. By the way, do you realize if each of you would just tell one friend about my efforts, I’d end up with 7 whole readers?
So many readers. Must have more readers…