So, I haven’t been making too much of a song and dance about it because I didn’t want to be annoying, but on the last check, Together Apart was sitting at number 76 in the Amazon.co.uk Romance chart, and number 53 in New Adult.
The last few days have seen it really start to sell, and it just occurred to me, sitting here, that it’s a huge achievement – one which I’m very, very proud of. The idea of all those people reading it is exhilarating, and also, bloody petrifying. Knee-shaking, stomach–turningly terrifying. And, shortly, it’ll be available to readers on non-Kindle devices too. Gulp.
I’ve had some bad reviews, of course. I always knew I would – unfortunately there’s no such thing as a book that everyone loves, but they’ve been few and far between.
When Together Apart got through to the Authonomy Editor’s Desk, a fellow writer friend gave me a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. I still haven’t opened it, as I was waiting for a more tangible achievement – something that felt more real.
This is. It does.
So, it’s champers time! And I am absolutely, positively not going to sit here refreshing my screen every hour to check my sales and rank.
p.s. that might have been a tiny, white lie
So, as I posted about earlier this week, my book, Together Apart has been out for just over 3 months – my bookversary (see what I did there?). If this were a relationship. I’d mark the day somehow – even if only mentally. 3 months. Things are starting to get serious. Maybe Facebook statuses have been changed and there’s a toothbrush sitting in a different bathroom (I feel I’m giving far too much away about myself here). But while I poured my blood, sweat and tears into my book, I won’t be rustling up a cosy dinner for it because that would just be weird, and would look desperate. And we all know the saying ‘Desperation is so sexy, said no person. Ever.’
What I am doing though, is letting you all know that for today, you can download it for the princely sum of 99c. Not bad eh?
You can read more about Together Apart here or buy it here.
Happy weekend all!