Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Five for February 7, 2014

1. Earlier this week, I checked my sales on Amazon and discovered there were over 1000 downloads of THE MARQUIS in less than 24 hours. I was shocked and ecstatic! It was #1 on the Demons & Devils best seller list and #9 on Paranormal & Urban. It was also #274 in the Free Amazon Store. I have no idea what promoted the rush of downloads. I haven't done anything new with marketing. It's just one of those weird and wonderfully unexpected moments.

2. I haven't gotten a chance this week to start on my revisions for WIP #2, my superhero story. I'll get a few hours this morning, but hopefully I'll find time on the weekend, and we won't get any more snow days. Though the groundhog saw his shadow, didn't he?

3. Don't forget there's still time to enter the huge Valentine's Day Giveaway. 21 authors giving away their books. I'm giving away a digital copy of The 13th Floor Complete Collection.

4. My son amazed several people this week with his reading skills. I always love watching people's amazement when they see a 3.5 year old reading. I'm so proud of him. This does not show in the bad mom haircut I gave him this week. Poor kid. He won't let anyone else do it, so it's up to me, and he cringes at the sound of scissors cutting hair. Yes, it is a weird and a bit unnerving sound, but it makes for an uneven cut no matter how much I try to be careful.

5. I finished reading a trilogy by Nora Roberts. The first Roberts books I've ever read. Surprising since I do like romance, but I was a bit intimidated by the number of books she has published. I tell myself that I need to be that prolific, suffer a few moments of immense stress over it, and then tell myself to just get through the revisions of my current WIPs. Worry about writing more later. Working on revisions for two WIPs, yup, that's enough for me right now.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Great news about all those downloads!

    Nora Roberts is an excellent writer!

  2. Congratulations on the downloads!

    I think I've read one Nora Roberts, and now I think about it I don't know why I haven't read any more. Hmm ...

  3. If you're a best-seller like Nora Roberts you'll probably have an army of people editing, promoting and even writing your blog, if you had one. It's impossible to do everything.
    I could do with something weird happening myself - congratulations on the boost of downloads etc.
    Poor kid! I don't suppose you used a pudding bowl for his haircut. I'm sure it wasn't that bad.

  4. Hi, Christine. CONGRATS on the surge in downloads!

    I remember giving my son a couple of not so great haircuts when he was a little guy. Once we got a set of clippers, the haircuts looked a lot better because the guides made it easy to get an all over even length.

  5. That's great there were so many downloads! Sometimes you just can't figure it out.
    And just don't stick a bowl on your son's head. Those are the worst haircuts.

  6. That's wonderful news about all the downloads! A LOT of people are now reading your story. Yay!

    Good luck on your super-hero story, and congrats on your son's reading ability. You must be so proud!

  7. Good job with all those downloads. And having a 3 year old read is a big deal. Good job for the little one!

  8. Congrats!

    You and your son will have many stories to tell about his haircuts.

    I'm revising, too.

  9. Wow, congratulations on the downloads and the subsequent rise up the charts!

    My boys were the same having their hair cut, but Hubby took them to the barbers when they both each about 4/5 and they were quite proud of having their hair cut like a grown up. The trick is for Dad to go first!

  10. Congrats on the AMazon ranks. I don't think Nora wrote all those books when she had preschoolers to watch over.

  11. That is awesome news about the downloads! Hopefully that will translate into sales for you!

  12. Thank you all! I still haven't found the reason for the downloads, but it was a happy surprise. And no, I don't use a bowl when I cut my kid's hair, but it might've made it straighter!

  13. Reading at that age would amaze me too. None of mine read that early, and they are all geniuses ;)

    Nora Roberts is a lady to look up to (and if it makes you feel better, I'm betting she has staff at her house)

  14. wow! Congrats on all those downloads. I am soooo happy for you!!!


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