So, crazy thing happened recently. A fan linked to City of Angles on the Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality subreddit. I’m a fan of rational thinking, even if CoA isn’t 100% rational, so I thought “Hey, cool” and appreciated that it sent quite a few folks my way.
Then the AUTHOR of that story started reading City of Angles. And, in a casual one-sentence mention on his blog, also linked to my story. Cue 1722 visitors in the last four days. Normally I average about 20 people visiting a day, so… yeah. Wow.
Folks, word of mouth WORKS. Every time a dedicated fan links to me in a post on their community forums, every time I get dropped into Reddit, every time someone social media’s (is that a verb?) I get traffic. New people looking at the stories. Moreso than web ads or any promotional giveaways, word of mouth is how web novels grow. So, thank you so much to the readers. You’re helping make this entire crazy endeavor worthwhile.
Now then, to today’s business. We’ve got new scenes for the draft of //016, in which things don’t go as planned and new plans are made. I’m looking forward to dropping the ending of this chapter on y’all for sheer OMG value… as well as the post-ending scene, which should have sheer WTF value. I might make next week’s update a bit short so I can put all the climax stuff in a single posting. We’ll see.
Keep circulating the tapes. And thanks for supporting the City of Angles.