‘A Chance of Rain’: How my book has fared in its first month

Well, hello there! How’s everyone doing on this fine Wednesday? I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of August — it’s crazy! That also means that A Chance of Rain has been out for about a month now, so I thought I’d do some data analysis to get an idea of how the book’s being doing. 🙂

Figure 1: Sum of net units sold on days that royalties were earned (data courtesy of Amazon)

As you can see in Figure 1 (sorry, force of habit from my academic days!), the book hasn’t set the literary world on fire, but it hasn’t done too shabbily either. In fact, considering that this is an indie book, and my first one at that, I’m rather pleased with how it’s all gone. 🙂

The next step is to accrue more reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, so that I can reach more readers! Any help in this endeavour would be so very much appreciated.

Well, I guess that’s all for now. Until next time!

Read my dark comedy, ‘A Long, Narrow Box’: The entry for this week’s Reedsy!


So, how are you doing? Had a good week? Fantastic. I’ve had a semi-stressful week, trying to balance my creative hobbies (this blog and my WIP) along with regular life. I’m hoping to rectify that in the near future! I really want to get a first draft of my novel done soon(ish), so I’m going to have to buckle down and get on with it… This might mean that Bite-Sized Horror may not make its return for a short while, but I’ll still keep churning out my short stories!

This week’s Reedsy theme was ‘resolutions’. I chose the prompt, “Write a story about someone in the self-help aisle of a bookstore. What book do they pick up?” I wrote a dark little comedy called A Long, Narrow Box. As is always the case, you can read it here on WordPress or over on my Reedsy profile.

Marvin needed help, and this seemed to be the place to get it. He looked at the laminated label on the bookshelf. SELF-HELP SECTION. He nodded to himself. Yup, this was the right place all right. He held his hands behind his back – neatly, as Mother had taught him – and surveyed the books on offer.

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I had a lot of fun writing this, chuckling to myself maniacally as the words bled from my fingertips. I hope it’s an enjoyable read!