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When I was running AMS, it said that it took two days (or maybe three) for the metrics to update. Now it says 14. How are we supposed to gauge the effectiveness of an ad and make changes if need be, if we have to wait two weeks? I guess we're not.

Wait, 14? :o That's really delayed. And I was wondering why my stats were hardly moving. I wonder why they changed it. And I thought 2 days was long. :(

If the only thing that's stopping you is the Gmail interface, what I do is I have Zoho emails sent to my Gmail email account. I usually use the author gmail email for anything that isn't direct correspondence with someone. That way, I also have the advantage of not using Zoho storage data.

With, they have a lot of awesome plugins.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How to add a chapter to scrivener?
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:52:15 pm »
I usually try to collapse the folder first if it gets tricky, or I drag on top of the Research folder to make sure it's not indented.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:01:49 am »
1314 today

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:44:11 am »
1200ish yesterday. 1650 today.  :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: February 13, 2018, 06:48:42 pm »
1641 words last night

Writers' Cafe / Re: My sudden insight about music and writing
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:40:41 pm »
Definitely. Yesterday I went through so much old notes and files to find this one scene I was looking for that I wanted to use for my current WIP.

It made me realize I wrote so much stuff I don't even remember writing, and some of them aren't half bad. It's sort of the same with the fanfic I used to write, they were just plain spontaneous and random and imperfect. I kind of miss it. I love what I write now, but there was something so fun and pure about that kind of writing.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: February 10, 2018, 04:41:34 pm »
Hit 1130 last night

Writers' Cafe / Re: big problem in look inside
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:17:05 am »
This happened to me a while ago too when I tried to do formatting in Scrivener. It was all screwed up and I ended up  buying Vellum for the single book instead. I wish I knew about D2D formatting back then.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:06:21 pm »
Oh! I hit this last night, 1200ish words  :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Boil Down Your 2017 Writing Into One Word
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:17:17 am »

Writers' Cafe / Re: New KDP Dashboard = Awesome!
« on: June 09, 2017, 08:32:19 pm »
I thought I was safe from the change when I still had the line graph yesterday. :( I don't like it. I wish they gave us an option between bar and line. Some checkbox or something.

Writers' Cafe / Re: I know there's a list around here somewhere ...
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:24:03 pm »
Here you go:

I remember bookmarking it a while ago too. :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2017
« on: May 12, 2017, 11:25:54 pm »
2066  :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Take a Stand Against Bullying
« on: May 05, 2017, 04:57:24 pm »
Donated what I could. <3 Good luck!

Thanks for sharing. I got a timer thing on my Mac a while back too, but recently discovered Forest app, which helped me a whole lot too. It's a paid app though, but same idea with the 25 min sprints. I think it's the idea of getting into the mindset of just focusing on work? Not sure either, but it works.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2017
« on: April 29, 2017, 07:12:55 am »

Writers' Cafe / Re: Need some Scrivener tips
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:55:39 am »
I find character templates help a lot. It saves me from fiddling with formatting and keeps everything consistent. You pretty much just set a folder as a template folder, then make a new text file inside it as a template. Then when you long press the green + button you'll have the option to make a new file from the template you made.

I also like adding pictures of characters/places for corkboard mode. Makes it easier to visualise things in my head. Then also things like being able to change the icon of folders, like map for locations, then character heads for characters. Small things, but I appreciate them. :)

Thanks for sharing!  :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Quick Productivity Tips--Mine and Yours
« on: April 17, 2017, 08:59:12 am »
Tip 1. Make every month a NaNo month with this:

We have recently added a goal tracker tool to the main site, free to use year-round! On, go to "My NaNoWriMo" and click "Goal Trackers". There you can set a word or hour goal and define the duration.

Once you've created your goal tracker, you can click on the "Stats" button next to it to see a full graph and all the nifty stats, like your projected completion date and words needed per day.

SO GOOD! Really helps me.

Tip 2. At the end of each work month take a week off to polish the previous novel that is back from the editor, get it loaded up, do some marketing and backmatter updating, and some real life sorting.  It makes a huge difference to stress levels if you don't start writing the next book until you've had a week to get ahead of yourself. Then the decks are clear for the next book to begin.

Combine the two tips and you get a novel once every five weeks. In theory!  ;)

Ohh, I had no idea this feature existed. Thanks!  :)

I like contemporary romance too. I read mostly romantic comedies, but I'd read PNR or Romantic suspense too if the mood strikes. But I usually prefer something light and fun, and I love a good HEA.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Spring Romance Promo: April 7-9 Up and RUNNING!
« on: April 07, 2017, 03:07:42 pm »
Thanks Marilyn and everyone. :-)
It's so nice not seeing ranks sink lol. I saw 2 sales and some pages read this morning. Also, not sure how much it helps, but I made a post on my blog.

You're welcome, everyone. Thanks for reading.

You'd just include that text in the back of the book (or on your website), same as any other offer. The "sign-up here" text would be a link to the sign-up landing page. I called it a "VIP" list just for copywriting reasons/to make it sound exclusive, but you could call it a "readers group" or something else.

The offer in this instance is getting an email to the Amazon page when the discount is active. Since Amazon usually takes a day or two to notify people following you/past people who have bought your books that a new release is out (if they do it at all), the only way most people are gonna see the $0.99 offer in those 24 hours is if they're on the list.

Obviously they could search your name on Amazon or stumble across it. But their timing would have to be pretty good. So to get the discount, they'd really need to be on the list - otherwise they'd risk missing out.

Hope that makes sense. The downside is that you lock yourself into launching at $0.99, at least for 24 hours.


Got it. Basically the Amazon link of book on sale. Thanks!

Thank you! Your guides are always so helpful.

Oh! I have a question about the limited-time discount thing.

"VIP members get my newest novels for $0.99 during the first 24 hours of release ó sign-up here to join."
How does one do this? Just curious. Thanks again.  :)

Writers' Cafe / Re: Contemporary Romance Cover Design Feedback
« on: April 02, 2017, 11:36:27 pm »
I also like 22.

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