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  1. <Fingers crossed> I went and got tested for COVID-19 today. I feel like trash though… So… yeah...

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    2. Mal

      Mal

      I just got released from hospital today after 5.5 long grueling days. The bad news is I’m not fully recovered. I still have a bit of pneumonia in my lungs and am a little run down. The good news is that my doctors felt confidant to take me all the way off O2. Meaning that as long as I’m taking it easy my O2 lung saturation is sufficient to keep me going! Now I just need to rest and recover a bit more, build my strength back up and everything should work out. I do feel better, so that is good. (Much better than I felt going into hospital), I’m hoping now with  couple more weeks to recover I can get back to relative normality in my life… I’ll continue to keep you guys posted but I want to thank everyone here again who was pulling for me while I’ve been sick. It really does mean the world to me!

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’m so glad to hear you’re on the mend! This is a freaking scary illness, and you do need to take it easy for a bit. But being home is the best medicine! :hug: 

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Glad to hear you’re out of the hospital and on the mend. Take good care of yourself and be safe. 

  2. Holy word count, Batman! I was looking today, because I just posted chapter 50 of my main story, Billion Dollar Harem, and I just can’t believe how far this story has come! It blows my mind to think I’ve written an entire novel… of smut lol! At chapter 50, I’m at 711 pages and at over 375,000 words… of smut… lol! Its so strange to think when I started this story… holy crap 4 years ago now, that it would be this freaking huge! I want to give a huge shoutout to anyone and everyone who has given my little harem fic a read and especially to those who have reached out to tell me they liked it or to offer up some comment or criticism of its very immaterial material... Thank you!

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Average word count for an SFF novel is 100-115 k, so you’ve written a trilogy. :)

    3. Thundercloud

      Thundercloud

      If you are interested you can check https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/statistical-analysis-wheel-time/ for some detailed statistical analysis of Wheel of Time. The only fault in the analysis would IMHO be the incorrect comparison with the Malazan books. Just comparing the main Malazan books without Esslemonts spinoff that is needed to get the full story is a bit unfair if you hunting for the longest fantasy series.

    4. Mal

      Mal

      That was a truly interesting read, Thundercloud. My favorite part was about the view points by gender. Since my story has significantly more female characters than male it would be no surprise at all to see women dominate the word count in Billion Dollar Harem. It does make me wonder though just how much of the story takes place from Alex’s (my main OC), POV. He is clearly one of the story’s main protagonists / antagonists I guess… lol. But he is the one introducing things into the lives of his harem that they must deal with. Yet, I feel much of the story is from a female perspective… Anyway, its interesting to think about, and makes me want to go and reread the Wheel of Time series...

  3. Earlier tonight, my story, Billion Dollar Harem reached 200,000 dragon prints! I can hardly believe just how incredible this is! When I started this story a few years back it was just to practice my writing and for my own personal pleasure. Now, today, I share that experience with nearly 7,000 people each month! It just blows my mind every time I think about how big this story has gotten. So I just want to take this time to once again thank all my fans and readers, those of you who check the archive once or twice a month to see if I’ve updated and especially those of you who’ve taken the time to offer me encouragement with your comments and questions here on the forum. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Remember this is your story as much as it is mine and I hope that I can continue to prove myself worthy of your viewership as I begin Billion Dollar Harem’s final chapters. This time next year I expect it to be finished and I hope you will all continue on that journey to its end! Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you all in the future. P.S. Chapter 45 should be on its way in the next few days!

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      Congrats on the success!

    2. Mal

      Mal

      Thanks JayDee, I hate to seem like I’m bragging, I’m really not. But I honestly get so overwhelmed by how big this story has gotten that I just have to say something. I also think its super important to the fans to let them know how much I appreciate their continued support.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I am always incredibly happy when one of our authors reaches milestones like this. That’s exactly why I moderate here at AFF, because I believe in the importance of writing, of reading, and of being a community who support each other.

      So, many, many congratulations, and keep writing! :hug:

  4. Billion Dollar Harem has just surged past 150,000 Dragon Prints! I knew it was going to happen, I went to sleep needing around a hundred more and when I woke up, it was almost 80 prints over! I’ve spent the past few years working on this project and I still cannot get over the amazing response this story has had. It seems like every week I get an email or a forum post asking me about it or just some wonderful person telling me how much they loved it. This is a huge milestone, and I have you guys, my fans, to thank for it. Without your comments and your support, BDH would have died off a long time ago. But its because you guys give me the motivation to continue on that has allowed this story to shine. Remember this guys, Billion Dollar Harem is your story as much as it is mine because without you it never would have gotten this far. Thanks again so much to all my fans out there, and now, lets push forward to 200k!!!

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Fingers crossed nuclear armageddon or global climate catastrophe doesn’t wipe out humanity before you reach the end of your story!

    3. Mal

      Mal

      Yes, that would be tragic indeed!

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Many congratulations! It’s wonderful to see an author getting recognition and support from readers, and I’d love to see lots more authors being able to enjoy this as well! :wub:

  5. Ice is literally raining down in sheets and freezing to the side walk… I wonder if I’ll be trapped at work tomorrow after working all night...

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Well that sucks for you folks. Only a bit of light snow up on the hill here so we’re a lot luckier.

    3. Mal

      Mal

      Luckily it didn’t turn out as bad as it could have. The ice turned to snowfall shortly after I posted this and we only got about half of what was projected so I doubt very seriously that I’ll be trapped at work… Thank goodness.

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’ll hang on to hope that our brush with the storm is not so awful, either!

  6. Billion Dollar Harem just passed 100,000 Dragon Prints! I want to thank all my fans and readers for your continued support! I would never have gotten here without you guys, I am just humbled and amazed by the response and encouragement you all have provided me in the two years since we began this little trip together. Thanks again so very much.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Many congratulations on the milestone! I hope you reach the next one quickly, and that your readers remember to review!  :congratualtions: :thumbsup:

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Congrats, 100k is astounding, I’m not even to 10k…. (yet).

    3. Mal

      Mal

      Thanks BronxWench and Desiderius Price for the well wishes! I still can hardly believe I made it to 100k. I don’t get many reviews in the review section of my story, but I do have quite a few regulars who comment in the Billion Dollar Harem thread on the forum so that’s nice. When I started BDH 2  years ago, I never thought it would be successful. It was just something I did for my own amusement and to practice writing. But as the story started to gain dragon prints, it was always my goal to reach 100k. I’m so happy that I finally got there. Hopefully, in time, you both reach the goals you’ve set for your own stories too. Thanks again, and good luck to you both.

  7. Mal

    Yeah, I discovered this feature not that long ago, and had been eligible to change if for quite a while. All is right now though as I am properly titled: Captain Mal :) 

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    2. KassX

      KassX

      *drools* Speaking of tags, we need one for sexually arousing data :P

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Hopefully this data never reaches climax, it should just keep climbing and climbing upward :)

    4. KassX

      KassX

      Agreed: EXCELSIOR!

  8. I’m absolutely flabbergasted! Last Night I passed 75,000 dragon prints on my story Billion Dollar Harem! 

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      That’s awesome! Grats!

    3. Mal

      Mal

      Thanks for the kind words and the likes you guys. I really appreciate it. It took me 28 chapters to get this far, I just hope I can keep it going. 

    4. KassX

      KassX

      THAT IS LITERALLY SO COOL