Remember when I said I didn’t get Wattpad? Well, I still don’t. And now I’m one of the authors that’s going to be featured in the upcoming Summer Edition of the Wattpad Block Party and I’m kind of freaking out about it.
So it’s this huge event where about 100 or so Wattpad authors are featured over the course of the month (in this case August). The spread is pretty solid among big Wattpad people, published authors, and noobs like me. But as I wander around the Facebook group I realize I’m pretty much at the bottom of the totem pole with all of this. Even the people who say they’re small fries too still have a featured story or a few hundred followers. I have 6 followers and I think my total views on my works are somewhere around 300. Literally bottom of the barrel.
This is probably the first time that I’m literally going to have thousands of eyes on my work, including industry people, and I’m feeling the pressure a bit. Not that I don’t want to put my best foot forward (although I will say what I have on Wattpad isn’t my top quality from an editing standpoint) but up to this point everything I’ve done has been pretty low pressure. Even querying I haven’t felt this kind of pressure, probably because my default setting was to just be rejected immediately. Now it’s like . . . FUCK.
I already know what I’m going to do for a post: inspiration behind Trials of Faith and then a short from the POV of Rachel. Originally I was going to do something completely different, like the prologue of the vampirate romance I’m writing, but ultimately I felt that since the event is on Wattpad I should keep the writing on Wattpad. Get people interested in what I’m writing there. And I think something from Rachel’s POV will give insight into the story, how demented it is, without actually giving much away. Solid.
Doesn’t mean I don’t want to throw up a little.
Also, in case you didn’t notice, I added a social media button over in the sidebar. Facebook. I have given myself an author Facebook page. Go like it. It also has the cover of my forthcoming book . . . I’ll talk more about that here later . . .