WOW! 200 Downloads in 2 Hours!!!



TIME'S UP! Putting the book to bed after its exciting day. It needs its strength for its big début on Wednesday. Well done if you grabbed the first three chapters for free. 


UPDATE: Rather than write another blog post, I'm hijacking this one. I'll leave the chapters up until 11pm, since I'm an hour late. Sorry chaps. Had to sort out international copyright stuff so that I could do this. Took a bit longer than I thought, so ... as a reward for your patience ... you get THREE WHOLE CHAPTERS! I've bundled chapters 1-3 together, and you can find them here. The password is wordnerdsrock (because you do).


Yesterday evening, I put up the first chapter of my book for two hours. More than 200 people downloaded it! You can see some of their comments if you look at the last post. Here are some from Twitter:



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I need more...1 chapter isn't enough!!! - play4smee

Just read the chapter, so capturing! I need to know more :) can't wait to get the book now to read the rest. - RhiRhiB 


I'm hooked after reading Chapter 1 and I'm looking forward to reading the whole book. - BookishMagpie


I love it !!! cant wait for it to become available to buy... - Susielwcp 


I loved it! ...  I'm definitely interested in reading on to see what happens next! - reader1107


It's wonderful -- can't wait to read the rest! - melissamaday 

Many more missed the opportunity to grab it, and they've begged me to put it up again, so I am.


Today, my latest Word Nerd Monday post comes out on Groupon, and my Writing Magazine column goes out to subscribers. To celebrate, I'm giving away two things.


The first chapter will be up for the rest of today. It's just before 1pm GMT now. I'll leave it up until tonight. At around 8pm GMT I will put up Chapter 2. At 10pm, they're both coming down. Ready?


Chapter 1: The password is ... wordnerdarmy


Look forward to reading your comments.


Oodles of love,




21 comments:

Ric Lumb said...

Congrats Rebecca! I missed it last night so grabbed it today! I wish you every success!

Steve H said...

Enjoyed the first chapter yesterday, will be back at 8 for the next :)

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Thank you Ric. :)

Steve, I'm so glad you enjoyed the first chapter. Hope there are enough comments to justify giving away Chapter 2.

Val Wilcox said...

Great chapter Rebecca!
Now that was a real teaser. :)

Val

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Thanks Val! Glad you like it. If I get enough comments today, I'll upload Chapter 2 as well.

Michele Anderson said...

I seldom if ever read fiction anymore, something tells me I'm going to read this new work of yours, Rebecca. Nice!

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Thank you, Michele. That means a great deal to me. x

Sandra Leigh said...

Rebecca, thank you so much for putting Chapter 1 up again. I went looking for it as soon as I got up this morning, but now I'm thoroughly intrigued and looking for Chapter 2 -- or better still, the whole book! My eReader is at the ready...

Gina Dickerson said...

Well woven! I enjoyed reading this, Rebecca. I want to know what's next for Mary!

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Stupendous news. It was very important to me that you liked it, and I'm overjoyed that you do. x

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Gina, That's wonderful. Thank you for commenting. Mary's in for quite a journey, I assure you! :)

Bonnie said...

Rebecca! So happy I had the chance to get the chapter today! I have a feeling your book will be one I spend the whole day reading. Can't wait!

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Yay! Glad you got it, Bonnie. I'm putting up chapter 2 in an hour. Patti Hawn (amazing author, and Goldie Hawn's sister) just left me a comment to say how much she liked it. :)

Bonnie said...

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Putting up Chapter 2 now. Had to check all my international copyright was in place. It is. :) I'll upload it now. x

Steve H said...

Very good Rebecca, lovely use of language (as is to be expected from a word nerd) and immensely easy to read :)

Rebecca Woodhead said...

That's just the blend I was going for. Thank you Steve. :)

Paul Carroll said...

I absolutely loved the extra chapters, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing them with us. I can't wait until I can read the whole book! How many pages is it? :)

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Yay!! :)

On the page number front... it's an e-book. I have NO idea. It depends on the magnification and device. Could be thousands. In terms of budgeting bits of your life away to read it, this is a pretty easy read.

I think there's 32 chapters, all about that length. Depending on your preference, timetable, and how much you want to analyse it, you could stretch it over a few weeks or read it in a day. I wanted it to work on different levels, so it should work absolutely fine as a quick read if you're not in an analysing frame of mind, but there's some extra bits in there if you really want to get your magnifying glass out.

Gina Dickerson said...

Thanks, Rebecca! I very much enjoyed reading the extra chapters, love the characters already! Looking forward to being able to read the full novel.

You've definitely achieved the different levels, which makes it all the more entertaining to read.

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Thank you, Gina. :)

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