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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for The Time Capsule. It's been a fun year! Not only did I change my approach to what I wrote on my blog, but I also managed to throw in some posts that I thought were quite funny. Next year it gets even better! Why? Because why would I say it gets even worse? That's why. Here's an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report.

NaNoWriMo Update

Just a note to let you know I have updated the eBook of the work in progress for the NaNoWriMo challenge. Even if you don't buy it, you can now read a larger sampling. One note. Last week, the book had a tentative title of  Patterns . This week the tentative title has changed. It is now  Matt Cotter is The Man From Earth in The Problem On Another Planet . You can check it out here:

Miscorrection 3 Writing Begins - Follow Along!

On Monday, I plan to finally begin writing Miscorrection 3 . I'm way behind schedule on getting this started due to being sick for a month . But that's okay. It's given me time to consider my approach to the third and final book in the trilogy. I think I've got it. But honestly, once I start writing it, I might find it doesn't work. That's the case with any story, which is what makes writing scary and fun all at the same time. For Miscorrection 3 , I thought I would do something unique as a way of promotion. I want to give readers and writers out there a chance to see my writing process. To do this, I'm going to use Google+ Hangouts. Each week, I will create a hangout where you can see my ugly mug and watch as I write Miscorrection 3 . This will be on one day Monday through Friday. I think doing this will benefit readers because they can see how a writer works. At least me, I know all writers have their own methods for sitting down to write. I also think it

Unpublishing All My Fiction

For an author, the best thing to do is write and publish as many books as possible. The more books you have available, the more likely you'll be discovered, and the more potential readers you'll gain. For me, that has been the purpose of my writing. Last year in June, I had this crazy idea to also publish a book that contained all my published works in one volume called  All My Fiction . Because it is an eBook, I would update it whenever I wrote another piece under the B.C. Young name. At first, the book became my fastest seller. And why not? For a flat rate, whoever purchased it could get everything I wrote. I still think it is a great idea, especially because it benefits the reader many times over. Here I sit in May 2012, and I realize I can't do it anymore. Not because I'm losing money or anything like that. Rather, the eBook submission process across multiple channels creates a challenge for updating the book and distributing to those who have purchased. It also has

Staying Awake Creates a Nightmare

This post is simply one to complain. A couple months ago, I began watching the television show  Awake . The premise—a man is in a car accident with his family and finds himself in two realities where one has his wife surviving the crash and the other his son surviving the crash, every time he falls asleep and wakes up he finds himself in the other reality—seemed perfect for all sorts of fun plot lines. And it is! Some of the episodes of this show have been so intense I can't believe it. Over the past few weeks, I kept thinking that I was watching the season finale of the show each time it aired. But it wasn't. That's how good this show is. So where's my complaint? Here it is: The show has been cancelled! Nooooooooooo!!!! Now, I will get over it. But with today's multiple avenues to watch TV, can we really trust Nielsen all the way? Can a network allow a show to go off the air because they can't track the complete number of potential viewers now and in the futur

April 2012 Sales Numbers

Below are my book sales numbers for April 2012. I'll let the numbers do the talking. I've also updated the Sales Numbers page with the current total sales of my books. If you bought one of my books during April, I thank you greatly. Enjoy! April 2012 Sales Numbers 3 -  The Present 3 -  Sunrise (Miscorrection) 2 - Fram Gage and The Infinite Abiltiy (Print Edition) 1 -  Awry (Miscorrection) 1 -  Copy Bird 1 -  Felix Culpa (Miscorrection) 1 -  Panacea (Miscorrection) 1 -  Sundown (Miscorrection) Total Sales: 13 Total Money Earned: $21.38

March 2012 Sales Numbers

The month of March was much better than February for my book sales. Nothing like December, but satisfactory at least. Instead of listing all of my books, even those with zero sales, I will only list the books that sold. Also, I have updated the Sales Numbers page totals to reflect these sales. Let's hope I see an upward trend in the coming months! Paid  Sales for March 2012: 3  -  Miscorrection: Dimensions 1 -  All My Fiction 1 - Don't Blink 1 -  Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability 1  -  Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability  (Print Edition) 1 -  Felix Culpa (Miscorrection) 1 -  Going Home 1 -  Miscorrection: Preludes 1 -  The Present 1 -  Sunrise (Miscorrection) Paid Sales Total: 12 Money Earned: $23.93

Xavier the Grape

Just a quick post for my readers. Below is a YouTube video you  have  to watch. It is about the adventures of Xavier the Grape. Some friends made it recently on a trip to beautiful, sunny Puerto Rico. Hope it gives it you a good laugh!

January 2012 eBook Sales Numbers

Another month has passed by and now it's time for me to reveal my sales numbers for January 2012. I should note that my reporting of these numbers is changing with the new year. Without going into details, not all numbers are received from all sources on the first of the month. In the past, once I received them, I lumped them into the current month's report. I'm changing this procedure now, instead reporting the numbers exactly as they fall in each month. This means, when I post my report on the first of each month, the numbers will be low. But, as I receive numbers, I will update the post to reflect the new sales total for the month. I will also update the Sales Numbers page which reflects my total sales since I began selling books. I ended up doing this with December 2011, so those numbers have all been updated to reflect my sales up to December 31, 2011. Also, because numbers are fun, I plan to post my total earnings from my sales, too. Although this will only be on the

December 2011 eBook Sales Numbers

The year has ended and 2011 goes into the books as a great year for my eBook sales. In 2010 I sold a whopping six books. In 2011 though, I sold 216. What's my sales goal for 2012? None really. I plan to write and publish more, but sales are out of my control. Of course, I hope I sell more than 2011. Maybe two to three times 2011's numbers. For December 2011, Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability  continues its rapid selling pace. I am extremely  happy with its success. Overall the month was varied with sales. It was a good month, and I look forward to January 2012! December 2011 Paid  Sales 16 -  Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability 9 -  The Present 4 - Copy Bird 2 -  All My Fiction 2 –  Don’t Blink 2 -  Going Home 1 -  Arrogation (Miscorrection) 1 -  Awry (Miscorrection) 1 -  Felix Culpa (Miscorrection) 1 -  Miscorrection: Preludes 1 -  Panacea (Miscorrection) 1 -  Sundown (Miscorrection) 1 -  Unspoken Stories  (eBook Edition) 0 -  Josie Dorri And The Co