Monday, June 29, 2015

I Was Number ONE!

Like I do way too frequently (because I should be writing), I was over at Amazon Friday morning, checking on My Sunny Vampire. Since the Bookbub ad, I’ve been getting a lot more reviews and I’m curious to see what people have to say (good or bad). Plus I like to see the review number go up! It’s a sick obsession, I know, but I only take the positives out of it. I know not everyone is going to like my work, but it’s nice to see when I’ve reached my audience.

Anyway, while I was there I couldn’t help but ALSO check out at my ranking. It had been five days since the ad, so I figured I was dropping from my high of #2 in free paranormal romances. Well, much to my surprise, I rose.
To #1.
Here's proof:

Can you believe that? NUMBER. ONE. I couldn’t. Five days later and people were still downloading it? Yikes! It really is mind boggling.

It has since dropped, but for one whole day I got to see my book on top of the heap. What a nice view! J

Of course, it doesn’t mean a darn thing if I don’t gain some fans. And if I DO manage to get some, I certainly won’t KEEP them if I continue to procrastinate with my current WIP. So… here’s to working with the internet turned OFF this week (at least Mon-Thu, since the hubby is off Fri, and only between 10am-5pm). Think I can do it? I’m certainly going to try. I’ve got a job to do and it won’t get done if I’m hanging around Facebook, blogs, and Amazon. J Not that I don’t love you all. I do. But seriously, I’ve got to get crackin’!

Have a great Monday! Tonight in the comments, I’ll let you know if mine was great.



JeffO said...

Very cool! Now get back to work!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congrats! Those number one slots are precious indeed! I took screen shots of mine and keep them in a separate file in my hard drive. Someday I'll print them off and hang them in my office.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Very cool. Congrats.

Bonnie said...

Congrats Stacy! That's great news.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Congrats!!! Hope a bunch of readers love it and glom your other books!

I don't usually read my reviews. Good on you that you can, and not let the bad ones get to you. But I'll bet the good ones wayyy outnumber the bad!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks for all the comments! As you can see, it's not yet 5 and I'm on the internet (bad me). BUT... I managed to write 1371 new words and moved forward in my story (not editing). Yay! I'll have to give this another try tomorrow.

I'm so happy! :)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Way to go! #1 is awesome! And yay for knocking out words on another book. You rock!

Maria Zannini said...

That's got to be a great feeling. But no ticker tape watching. Those words aren't going to write themselves. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Beth - Can't say it's ANOTHER book. I've been working on this one for a year!! :)

Maria - Wouldn't that be great if I could just think the words and they'd show up on the page? I know there are things out there for speaking, but my thoughts are much better formed than my speech for some strange reason. It's like there's a disconnect between my brain and my mouth. :)

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