Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wow! Big News

I’ve been really trying hard to get some good solid goals established for writing in 2013. I even submitted a piece to a magazine last night. I keep telling myself that I have to get back to my novel. I tell myself I need to get going on all these other projects.

Then this afternoon I got a message on my cell phone from my publisher. He was so excited. He said something like, “Great news. I was just checking the best sellers’ lists and your book is number two on one of the lists. This is cause to celebrate. We don’t know how long it will be there, but this is definitely something to watch.”

I should not check my voice mail or my e-mail while I am at work. Sure, it is a company policy, but everyone does it – not that that makes it right. I won’t go there. But for me, getting a message that exciting, when I still have to work for another two hours, well, it makes it hard to focus.

So that’s really all I have right now. My brain is fried. No, not really. Actually my brain is bouncing all over the place. The marketer in me is saying that I really have to jump on this and use this little fact to publicize my book like crazy right now while I can. The rest of me says, can’t we just go to bed early for a change?

(And as I post this, the book has already slipped to number three. I am sure not cut out for this kind of stress. Good thing Dino will love me no matter how the book does.)


Beth Camp said...

Hello, Chris. It's 8:03 pm and you're still at #3. Congrats! What a big thrill after so much thoughtful work. So, did you tweet this great news?

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Beth Camp, thanks for the comment. Yes, I pretty much shared this great news everywhere I could! I'm even calling my small hometown paper this morning. Speaking of this morning, the book is back at number two when I checked at 7:08!

Denise said...

All of your friends will still love you no matter how the book does.

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Thanks, Denise. You are such a dear friend. As exciting as it is that the book seems to have taken off, I am still just a simple girl from a small town. Fame and fortune is definitely not for me. All I ask is that the book doesn't fall flat on its face!