These scenes have been brutal as hell to write, thanks to various bits of RL drama I’m going through… death of a family friend, dayjob slogs, general depression. Fortunately //013 is a story all about your life falling apart around you, so hey, I guess it syncs up nicely.
With that glum bit out of the way, here’s more scenes in which our hero has to face up to what he’s done or rather failed to accomplish.
I’m going to be re-starting my banner ad campaign to draw more readers to the site soon. That was part of the Kickstarter, to gather up a war chest of advertising funds… right now the #1 problem City of Angles is facing is growing an audience. At best estimate there’s maybe 60 readers, many of which are not regulars, few of which leave feedback. Not a horrible failure and I am amazingly appreciative of the readers I have — you guys are the core which keeps the beating heart of this project going.
But still, I’d love to get more eyes on the work, regardless of whether they buy books or not. Money’s a nice side bonus but the goal is readership in general. Art doesn’t exist in a vacuum, it has to be experienced to become art. Advertising’s one way to do that. Another way is viral spread across the Internet, and that’s where you come in.
For instance, recently someone posted a link to CoA on a forum thread. We’ve got a dozen new folks taking a look at the stories as a result. Five minutes of effort, yielding tasty literature fruit. (Mmm. Literature fruit.) All it takes to get the word out is to speak up and be heard. So, chat it up with your friends, post on your blogs, talk in your communities. Anywhere you think you might find someone who’d enjoy a story like this, hey, go for it.
This is absolutely voluntary; all you get in return is my undying thanks (immune to Turn Undead) and a rosy glow to carry you through the day. If you do link to the story, let me know so I can add your name to my Shrine of Readers, upon which I perform blood sacrifices daily. Ha ha! Kidding! Maybe! *hides curvy knife*