I made two new covers for my books. I cannot write much here anymore. I spent most of the time writing my updates, doing some freelance writing, editing book covers, and starting (yep, not finishing) lesson plans that I have nothing much to say on this space. Until next time.
I could not believe I managed to write 40 episodes of mostly 1500+ words each on a web novel. lol I have probably just reached the halfway point. I am not earning anything from it since I am still struggling to get more readers. I am now at 94 followers. However, I am having fun. Today, I wrote after going through a Google Meet, fixing this school year’s Grade 2 timetable, writing an article and revising/proofreading two more.
So, hey, I managed to get this one in even though this Monday is particularly busy. I included a button link like the one from yesterday, but you need to be logged into Dreame, I believe, to get to it.
It’s Sunday! So, I had a relatively laidback afternoon. I went to buy groceries, wearing my double masks. You can never be too careful when you have asthma. It was also a fattening day, basically, with KFC chicken and Mountain Dew. lol. One thing is for sure, though: I never planned to skip writing an episode for my handful of Dreame readers, especially after a very kind comment. It is a form of self-entertainment, as well, I suspect. I also enjoy creating featured photos via Canva for my blog posts. They are fun, not so original, but legal since I have paid my monthly due to gain rights on the pictures.
I am surprised that I have been able to write 1500 plus words daily for my Dreame story when I have clients to write articles for. I wrote 1000 words for one client and another 750 for another client – on top of some in-person tutorials at school. I am not saying my work is a masterpiece because I believe feedback and an editor can help me gauge if I am expressing the right feelings, etc. I remember how hurtful comments can be when That is why it is easier to write factual articles.
Everything is done online nowadays: school, work, freelance stuff, creative projects. It can be freeing and overwhelming at the same time.
Today, I had teacher training online, a landing page due, the second half of an article due, and of course, my creative efforts due (for the personal project, I set the deadline).
So, yeah, I am happy to announce that Episode 33 is now out. I now have 51 followers (compared to yesterday’s 37). I just have to keep on working hard I guess because Dreame has not promoted my book as much as I thought they would. It is a signed book, after all. Some writers say that it is probably because of the genre I have chosen – fantasy. What could have happened then if I had chosen my first love – horror? Everyone is promising a lot of steam in their books. I can only offer PG-13 romance at the moment. Would I be tempted? Well, there are some steamy ones with a good story out there. The story still should be the core of any book. I am very new to this. There are stories in my head, but I have never been that good with execution.
I love making covers. So, my first story is not even done yet, but I already designed the cover of my second because I have a little story vaguely dancing in my head. Haha! I probably should remain confident since I am in self-promotion mode, but I am still trying to find a story that will land me a printed publication deal. One day. Oh, one day. But it all begins right now.
I don’t know how many of you read stories through the Dreame app, but I have been updating my story daily. It is a romance fantasy. I try my best to make it original. It is tough since I only spend a couple of hours, at the most, everyday on it. I am a freelance SEO writer and a full-time teacher.
My initial motivation is pragmatic. I want to earn more. However, I am also curious if I have learned anything from ghostwriting for other people (novellas) and almost finishing my MFA in Creative Writing (all that is missing is the thesis). I completed an MsC in Instructional Design and Technology, instead.
I will try to write a review about Dreame once I know just how well it works for writers, but I must say the more experienced writers are very helpful. I joined a Facebook group with writers and readers. I got 9 responses minutes after I posted a query. Awesome! Remind me not to judge people by what they do. I have to admit that I was skeptical about romance writing on web novel apps. I even complained about how my mom had to pay so much for the stories. I realized that the writers do not even get much out of it, but many of them enjoy what they do. Some do claim that they have earned thousands of dollars from the app. I learned that you cannot really put down people who are trying their best. People who like their stories can read their works, and even buy coins for the pay-for-read ones (How else will the writers earn?). Those who don’t like that kind of thing can just skip it.
Anyway, I am one of them now – since 31st July 2021. I don’t have many followers yet, but I enjoy the process.
I noticed that most of my blog visitors this year ended up here because of my Yonipp review. A little update: I am still working with them. Pretty awesome, right? Well, I just have to make sure I meet all my deadlines. I am juggling work with them with my full-time job as a teacher. I even have other clients (two other regular ones). Actually, these things have been made possible by the new work setup. There is a rising number of COVID cases here in Dominica. So, teaching may start online this October. There is nothing great about COVID, let me be clear, but I am always trying to use my time wisely, grab every opportunity, and earn extra. Jobs are often on the precipice these days.
For those who are interested in hiring an academic, SEO, or creative writer, please check jabelericabercasio.com. I plan to add more samples there whenever I get time.
I am also writing a fantasy romance via Dreame under the name Sylvaine 8. It’s definitely not going to win any awards, and in no way is the book literary. I do need some feedback on it for those who read books on the Dreame app. The title is The Royal Witch.