catrinaburgess

          	On Friday I am going on a ghost hunt at an old spooky hospital.  Stayed tuned ... I hope to share some pics and video when I am there...cue spooky laughter! #ghost  #ghosthunter  #spooky

catrinaburgess

7 minutes ago
           Dear Evil Minions, 
          Wow! suddenly my reads on stories on wattpad have dramatically gone down. In just a matter of a month. What the heck happened?  What changed? It's getting so hard now a days to get folks to come and read your stories, that No joke back when  I first started posting the dark rituals story on Wattpad it was so incredibly rocken!! You got a ton of reads and readers were commenting on the stories and contacting you about them. It was such an exciting thing to post chapters on wattpad. But now things have changed so much. I am lucky if I get a dozen reads when I post a new chapter of a story. Back in the day I would get a couple hundred reads within an hour of posting. I know I sound like an old timer ...wishing for days gone by...but honestly I used to love Wattpad so much! posting chapters on Wattpad was the best part of my week. But now a days I feel so disheartened by the small amount of traffic I get on my stories. I want the old wattpad back!! Does anyone else feel like this? 
          Over and out,
          Cat  #wattpad #wattpadwriters

ALYA24102000

@catrinaburgess all the time I have only got reads on my first story but my other stories are like non existent
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Shimaira

@catrinaburgess for me, reads dropped over the years. I actually kept stats. The biggest boost I had was when I got featured. But, I also saw a lot more activity when I was able to update twice a week. Completed works of mine seem to get far less traffic :( one thing I do know for sure: follower count means nothing ^_^;;
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PaulDAronson

@catrinaburgess  it seems I've always had problems getting readers. I just assume it's something I'm doing wrong for it's always been a struggle. I still put stuff up but not many people view it.
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The_Read_Aholic

Will there be a third book to the awakening series?

catrinaburgess

@The_Read_Aholic if you can’t afford to buy the books keep an eye out... I do a couple contests a year where i give out copies of book 3 and 4.
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catrinaburgess

@The_Read_Aholic my house only let me book book 1 and 2 up on wattpad as a free read. There is a book 3 and 4 available on amazon, googleplAy, iTunes. Both book 3 and 4 are on sale.
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catrinaburgess

Piece of Advice #3: Realize that many people want to write a book, but of those folks that start writing only 1% will finish their book. 99% will give up before they hit the words THE END. If you really want to write a book you must be determined to make it into that very elite 1% group. Tell me you have finished a book and I know instantly that you are determined and that you have true grit. Whether that book you wrote is good or bad, by finishing it, by becoming a member of the 1% club, you have proven to the world that you are serious about your writing.
          
          Just my two cents.

catrinaburgess

And how did it feel to make it into the 1% club? And congrats on getting it done!
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Shimaira

@catrinaburgess Shorts aside, it took me almost 10 years to finish my first full length novel x__x (hit "the end" at around 140k words)
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catrinaburgess

Piece of Advice #2: Stop worrying if your writing is good enough. When it comes to writing folks put so much pressure on themselves to be great. To be a great writer on their first book. Which is crazy! How many things in life have you been able to excel at without practice? Why should writing be any different? I know when I started my first book I was disappointed that the story swirling around in my head didn’t seem to be coming out the way I wanted. But each book I’ve written has made me a better writer. Each story I have finished has taught me something new about story telling. #writingtips #wattpad #yawriter #nawriter

catrinaburgess

I’ve written 12 books so far, some of my stories are novellas and others are big 80,000 word books. When people find out I’m a writer they often tell me about the book they are working on and ask me advice on getting a book done.
          
          This first piece of advice seems pretty obvious, but as I writer I know first hand at times thinking about writing and talking about writing is so much easier than actually writing. Piece of Advice #1: Commit to writing pages every week. No way your book can get done if you aren’t writing pages. Even if you only write two pages a week, eventually your book will get done. It’s amazing how many first time writer’s don’t commit themselves to getting actual pages down. So much of their time and energy  is spent talking about the story in their head and telling other folks about it. But they seem reluctant to put that same time and energy into the actual writing of pages. #writingtips #wattpad #yawriter #nawriter

catrinaburgess

@Beebee1987 do you have time to write an hour or two on the weekend? What about writing some pages after work on a Friday night? If you really want to get your book written then you have to try and find some time during the week to get some pages in. Even if it’s just a little bit of time. It’s sometimes hard to stick to working on one story. But if working on two stories at the same time is too confusing, then I think you have to decide which story is calling to you stronger. And force yourself to stay with that story until you get it all done. Then move on to the next one.
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Beebee1987

I’m trying to write my book and I know what it is. I did outlines and everything, made chapters, but with work I can’t seem to find the time to write. How can I balance that? Because then those ideas are gone and I get stuck. Also, I have another book I want to write.. they keep getting confusing cause I don’t know which to write first
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