I had a great book tour this past week, and it kept me from checking in on time. (I know, I know, bad bad me.) It was one of those rare occasions where business and pleasure really did mix, because I had a hella good time. I'm still not finished getting in touch with all respondents (if this is you, please be patient, I will get to you, I swear!!!!) because responses were so overwhelming. But I met a lot of fun new people and authors, and this happened:
#1 Teen/YA SF Fantasy: http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1024/popular/0/any/any
And also, this:
# 3 Romance, Paranormal: http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1171/popular/0/any/any
#9 & 10 Fiction (That's the whole store, apparently) http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/57/popular/0/any/any
How fun is that?
While all that was going on, I did manage to get some writing done, mostly because I'm under the gun with a new series making the rounds with entities of interest. (DC workshop people may remember my Chronicles of Nowhere series?!? Yeah, that!!!!) I really should have kept better track of the word count, but with the tour it's actually easier to look at the before and after, then average the difference. So if I averaged 10,000 words over the course of two weeks, then I hit the ball park of four 1500 word days, I think. (Plus I edited). I've started using spread sheets more to keep track of book review blogs and reader responses, so maybe I'll try and do that with word counts.
I also read Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It's a really great book, if a little bit strange. I would not call it YA, and be prepared for good madness. Beyond that, I loved it. Five stars, for sure.