I was shocked, amazed, stuptified and a few hundred other adjectives that I can't think of right now. Pretty bad for a writers to be left with her mouth hanging open, flapping in the wind, and without words. This may not seem like a large number to some of you, but to me it's fantastic!
I had checked my sales Thursday night and figured the whole thing was a bust as far as my sales went. A bit disheartened, but then I really didn't do much in the way of advertising either. Five copies...wohoo, yippee! I could have done that at a local indie bookstore.
I mentioned it prior to the sale on Facebook, and a couple of other online sites, but nothing huge. Although Facebook touts over half a million members, they have to be your "friend" to get announcements unless you pay to advertise on their site. I posted the e-sale on myspace, mentioned it to my writer's groups (compuserve, linkedin and twitter). I don't have a huge following in any of those places mainly because of my newness to all this internet stuff. It's only a couple of lines and a link. My fingers didn't even get cramped typing it out...a copy/paste deal.
When I checked my sales last night out of boredom. I wasn't really expecting much at all. I had to pull off my glasses and look at the screen for several minutes, and then I ran into the bedroom to tell my husband. We did the Snoopy dance of happiness, you know the one I mean. Talk about a reaffirmation to an author! I was so hyped up I awoke this morning and banged out four chapters in one of the novels I'm writing. Now, whether I keep any of it or edit it away will have to wait until next week. I tend to wait and edit ever ten chapters or so.
Now, I'm just waiting on the reviews.
Keep writing and loving the Lord.