When you write, it is not only about quantity but also quality.

Although I said yesterday that it is important to try and write every day, this does not mean that everything you write will be of the same quality every day.

Some days, it will be harder to write than others, and there will even be days where you will have to force yourself to write. Those days the quality will be lower than when you are fully motivated to write something amazing, but I always believe that it is easier to edit something that has been written, than having nothing at all.

As a web novel author many often thinks that it is either quality or quantity you go for, but in my opinion it is important to have both.

Although I aim to write fast and write a lot of words every day, I always want to have writing of a certain quality.

While my writing style is somewhat flat and not too exciting, i try to convey an interesting plot, and I truly try my very best to publish enjoyable content.

Because of this, I also have beta readers.

Beta readers are a must when you write, in my opinion.

While i do not always change things according to what my beta readers think, it is good to know what thoughts they have about my stories.

Sometimes they have good points, and I will rewrite accordingly, but some times we will disagree and the final writing will stay as I originally planned it.

Beta readers are also good at catching plot holes. There are times when you sometimes forget things, if you have a lot to write, or if you are a bit too eager, and they can catch these plot holes and help you avoid mistakes in the future.

I personally have a lot of beta readers, reading various novels, and I try to have a minimum of two beta readers a series, to get various impressions.

PCS Chapter 13 – “Dearest”

When you write a book, it is important to write consistently.

Although it is hard, I can only suggest that you try to write every day.

If you skip writing a few days, it is much harder to begin again, and sometimes you might even become unable to continue for a longer period of time, resulting in you forgetting smaller details about the story you are writing.

As such, I would suggest you to try and write every day.

Other than that, it is also a good idea to have a schedule for when to write usually, and how much to write.

I used to have a writing schedule which I followed, however it has been changed slightly due to “Writing a Book – Day by Day.”

Now I write Primeval Chaos System daily, but before the schedule looked like this:

Writing Schedule

Weekly Chapters:
Condemning the Heavens x7
Forsaken by Love x7
Forsaken Immortal x3
Five Elements of the Royal Sky x3 
Money-Grubbing Lover x3
Rest in a Demon’s Embrace x1
Devouring Goddess x0 
Forgotten Lover x0
Primeval Chaos System x0

Monday: 
Condemning the Heavens x1 
Forsaken Immortals x1 
Forsaken by Love x1 
Money-Grubbing Lover x1 

Tuesday:
Condemning the Heavens x1
Five Elements of the Royal Sky x1
Forsaken by Love x1

Wednesday: 
Condemning the Heavens x1
Forsaken Immortals x1
Forsaken by Love x1
Money-Grubbing Lover x1

Thursday:
Condemning the Heavens x1
Five Elements of the Royal Sky x1
Forsaken by Love x1

Friday:
Condemning the Heavens x1
Forsaken Immortals x1
Forsaken by Love x1
Money-Grubbing Lover x1

Saturday: 
Condemning the Heavens x1 
Five Elements of the Royal Sky x1 
Forsaken by Love x1 

Sunday:
Condemning the Heavens x1 
Forsaken by Love x1 
Rest in a Demon’s Embrace x1 

Today’s Primeval Chaos System’s chapter is called PCS Chapter 12 – Time to make Money

Today I want to talk about a subject that is very close to my heart. It is a very personal subject and it is something that has meant a lot to me.

When I began writing, I was feeling horrible and felt as if the world was against me. I began writing for five years ago, and two months later, i got diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia.

This is a mental disorder that has affected me on an extreme level, and i was truly hit hard by the disorder. I had both hearing and sight hallucinations and I was not allowed to live alone for more than half a year after getting my diagnosis out of fear of what I might do.

At this point in time, writing was what made me feel safe. I could hide from reality, and all the scary things that I hallucinated and thought about, and it became a salvation for me.

Even now, I am aware that I am not the most skilled author, I have many faults and flaws in my writing, and i am not as skilled in writing excitingly. But even so, I love writing, and I have a passion for it. This is what has helped me in my darkest hours, and it is what I feel is able to make me feel excited. It brought back happiness in my life.

I am aware that there are many people like me out there, people who has troubles or difficulties in their lives, and they might give up before they find what they truly love. I hope that my story will be able to help others, that are experiencing some troubles.

Dreams do come true, as long as you have hope and fight for it to become reality.

And now to release PCS Chapter 11 – Heavenly Jade Physique

I release my books both as web novels, but also on Amazon, and I think it is time i explain a bit about Amazon self-publishing.

On Amazon there are two ways to self publish. One is to go wide – the way I am releasing chapters. This means that you can release on Amazon and on other websites at the same time, you do not need to be exclusive.

Another way is to join Kindle Select, a way where you can earn more money, but you have to be exclusive to Amazon.

When you enroll in Kindle Select, people who has Kindle Unlimited can read your novels in the subscription service that they are paying for. You will then get paid for each page read that is being made. Only books signed up on Kindle Select will be a part of Kindle Unlimited.

Many who has Kindle Unlimited only reads books which are signed up to Kindle Select, because they have already paid for a subscription where they will be able to read a lot of novels for a set price a month. If they want to read the others, they will have to pay for the book on top of their subscription.

I personally tried out Kindle Unlimited, but because of some problems, I decided that it was not for me. Since I am no longer on Kindle Select, my books can now be spread on other sites too, and I have made them as web novels on random sites.

There is no right or wrong way to publish your books on Amazon, it is a complete personal choice, and I personally prefer the wide way, where I can publish my books where ever I want without being bound to Amazon.

Next chapter of Primeval Chaos System is now up:
PCS Chapter 10 – Ice Spirit Root

And now it is the ninth day since we began writing.

Today my message will be quite short, but I will talk about stockpiles.

As a person who releases online as a web novel, i find it very important to release chapters on a specific schedule, and when the schedule is not kept, then people will complain.

because of this, it is a very good idea to make a stockpile of chapters. Personally I try to have 25-50 chapters stockpiled before I begin writing a story, as it can help a lot.

You never know if something unexpected should happen, that being a computer breaking down, or getting sick. Although readers are understanding, it is going to make you lose readers if you dont keep your release schedule often.

And now, Chapter 9 of PCS
PCS Chapter 9 – Steamed Buns

And yet another day has arrived and thus it is time for me to write another post about writing, my life and my story.

Today I am going to write about the story I am publishing now.

It is called Primeval Chaos System, and while it is a cultivation novel, it is also a novel with a system. System novels is when the main character has a system in their mind, which can assist them in their endeavors. Some of them gives the main characters quests and missions, others level up and become stronger.

The system novels are as numerous as the stars in the sky, and this special one is a mixture of both cultivation and system.

It is a about a young woman who lives in a futuristic world, where she was a test subject at a research facility which was searching and making experiments in the pursuit of a super human specimen.

She was amongst the most renowned and successful specimen at the facility, and thus they did not agree to let her experience the Primeval Chaos System experiment.

This was an experiment where they got their hands on what they believed was an artificial intelligence, in the shape of a small cube with stars on, and they implemented it into Qin Meixing, the main character’s soul.

Many before her had experienced the experiment, but none had survived. It was not before Qin Meixing, that the soul and the system completely connected.

Knowing the purpose of the people in the facility, the Primeval Chaos System released its remaining primeval chaos energy, and initiated a transmigration. It left behind Qin Meixing’s original body and dragged her soul to another world.

This other world was a place where experts were a numerous as clouds in the sky, and strength was what determined their life. Knowing this, Qin Meixing quickly accepted the Primeval Chaos System, and began venturing down the path of a cultivator, with a system that sometimes helped her, and sometimes caused problems.

Here is today’s chapter:
PCS Chapter 8 – Concocting Pills

Today I want to talk about my team.

I said yesterday that I have some different editors, depending on what series we were talking about, but i also have others who read through my stories for me.

First are my beta readers. They read when a chapter is done and tell me what their thoughts are. I have a handful of beta readers, around six, and while i do not always change things according to the beta reader’s suggestions, it is good to know that sometimes people feel different for what I write.

After beta readers comes the editors. They do not edit my text directly, they make suggestions, as we use google documents, and i can then accept or decline depending on whether or not the suggestions are useful.

After my editor has gone through my books, I have a proofreader who gives it the final read through, and catches the final mistakes. At this point in time, there should be no plot problems, but everyone can oversee a few grammatical mistakes.

My current team consists of:

OEE
MindLitUp
Alex
Ben
Mithia
Tue
Souhirai
Nandan
Xenon
Jay
Norwegian Viking

And now to publish the chapter for today

PCS Chapter 7 – Stalked

Yesterday I spoke about covers, but something which is at least as important, if not even more important is a good editor.

When I began writing i did not put much thought into editing my work, and as a result, the books that I released online did gather a good following, but it did also gather some people who were expecting more and gave me some critic which I needed to hear.

I thought, that as long as the story was good, then writing style, grammar and flow did not matter much, but after being told by readers, I understood that it was indeed very important that it was enjoyable to read.

Personally I have a batch of editors, however I only use one editor for each series. Too many cooks spoils the food, and it is the same for books and editors.

When I write my novels, I write them in Grammarly Premium. Grammarly is a program that you can find online, which is very good at catching grammatical mistakes, however do not fullly trust it, as it is a machine and can make mistakes. However it catches a lot of errors, and is able to lighten the load on your editor.

When talking about editors, there are many different ways to edit.

One is a very basic, solving the grammatical errors and making sure that the story flows. This is the kind of editing i prefer since, although my writing is not very intriguing or even exciting, it is my writing, and it is my style.

Another is giving the editor more freedom to edit your text, this can make the story more interesting, in case you have some issues writing well, but at the same time, I feel that it loses the touch which is the authors.

However, one thing is for certain, if there is a lot of grammatical errors in a novel, it is hard to focus and get immersed in the story that you try to tell.

As the one who wrote the story, it is very hard to find the errors, and as a result, it is always a good idea to have an extra person to look through one’s draft before publishing it.

And now, on to the next chapter of Primeval Chaos System
Chapter 6 – Xuanyuan Yunshen

Today I will give my opinion on covers.

Covers are the first thing that will give an idea as to what your book is about. It is supposed to hook the interest of the readers, and tell the story of your book in an image.

There are many options as to how to get covers, and there are covers for all budgets.

You can choose to buy a premade cover by a cover artist. They tend to be cheaper than covers made specially for your novel, but it is also rare that they suit the novels completely.

I personally have always hired artists to make the covers for me according to my preferences, and then send the illustrations to a digital artist who has dealt with formatting and choosing the right font.

I have been working with many artists throughout the years, but the last two years I found an artist whom I truly enjoy working together with. He knows exactly what I want, and draws it to perfection.

He is the one who has been making the covers for Condemning the Heavens, Forsaken Immortals, Five Elements of the Royal Sky and Primeval Chaos System.

The cover tells a story about your book, it is to grab attention, and in my opinion, it is one of the most important aspects of successfully building a reader base.

It is also important to remember to buy the right cover for the right genre. Every genre has different expectations of the covers, so what works for one, might not work for another.

Here is the cover I had made for Primeval Chaos System Book 1:

The art is made by Poyjeee. The cover image cost me $180, and the font, was made by rebecacovers, and cost me $5.

Both of these are extremely cheap compared to many others with the same quality.

It is possible to find an extremely good artist who works well with you, however, one thing to always keep in mind is, that you should remember to buy commercial rights. Without commercial rights, you will not be able to monetize your books.

That was it for today, so now it is time to post the chapter.

PCS Chapter 5 – Cultivation Realms

Today I am going to talk about how I began writing and what made me write, alongside a short description of what has happened for me since.

I began reading Chinese translated web novels back in 2014 where I stumbled across Coiling Dragon, and I simply loved the stories. At the beginning I was following all the web novel translations that I could come across. I was having a hard time with my real life, and it was getting worse and worse.

In 2015, they found out that the reason life was so hard for me was because I had a mental disorder called Paranoid Schizophrenia. This disorder had been hauting me for many years, but since it never got discovered things turned worse and worse as the years passed.

At some point, things were simply unbearable for me, and I felt that I needed to escape reality, the way that was best was to read, and eventually I ran out of things to read and sat down and began writing instead.

This is how Blue Phoenix came to be. I never planned much for the story. Originally I just wanted to publish three chapters a week, and hope for people to enjoy it, but I was lucky and got noticed by Gravitytales, where I found a lot of people who enjoyed reading my stories.

At the same time I also got to know an author called Daman, who wrote The Divine Elements. He, and many of my readers, helped me find the courage to self-publish my books on Amazon. At that time I was still quite confused about the whole thing, and just wanted more people to know of my novels.

I made many mistakes back then. I did not get my books edited, nor did i really focus on the front cover or formatting, all i did was publish a very rough version of my book.

Since then four and a half years has passed, and I got more familiar with what was expected of an author, and their books on Amazon. I found editors to edit through my books, and I invested in new front covers, and people to format them.

Since then I have now released over twenty books on Amazon, and finished three series. I have gotten much more familiar with the process, and luckily my wonderful readers has followed me all the way, supporting my books and me in the process.

I am now able to live full time of writing, and it was a dream come true to me, so tomorrow we will begin talking about the things I wished I had known about when I began publishing, starting with Covers.

Here is today’s chapter:
PCS Chapter 4 – Spirit Root