I blogged in May that I was giving the publishing platform Wattpad a go. I was somewhat worried about this decision at the time, wondering if my octogenarian protagonist and I would fit in among the youthful readers on the site.
From May to August, I went from several reads to steadily increasing reads. Nothing I’d call spectacular. But each day or couple of days I’d get a notification that I had someone else following (I think of them more as subscribers of) my story. The number of reads (not readers, reads of each chapter) grew and with them grew more visibility. That’s how it works at Wattpad.
Now, suddenly, I have over 18,000 reads. I’ve done absolutely nothing to get these. I’ve not been actively networking, not been joining groups. I’ve been pretty darn introverted on the site except for my pleasant exchanges with readers who have commented on each chapter.