I want to start this post by explaining something....
Friday's are my cleaning days. Yes, I clean my house on Friday each week. That being said, I went to bed last night (Thursday) with this strange feeling that The Unfading Lands might possibly go live a few days early. Don't know why, just sort of felt that way.
At 3 AM, my phone dings and I glance over and I have an email from Amazon. "Your book is now live!"
Wait... what?! A WEEK early!?????!!!! I forced myself to go back to sleep, though my head started spinning with everything I needed to do...
I lasted until about 5:30 this morning (Friday). I hopped out of bed and headed straight to my computer and read through the multiple emails that awaited me. I then looked up my book on Amazon.
It was beyond phenomenal. I tear up just thinking about it even now. I thank you guys for the support of my dream! It seriously is a dream come true!
So what did I do after that?
Well, I then began scrambling... I had scheduled all my promotions, all my marketing, for April 10th! So I had to quickly start shooting out emails, Twitter messages, Facebook messages, Texts, etc. to see if I could possibly reschedule everything for this week! Oy!
After I did round one of that, then I had to go through and post on all social media the announcement.
Then I had to change my marketing. I had called my sister, Kerry, aka my graphic designer, last night and told her my suspicions about the book going live early, and we had game planned redesigning the marketing posters and such that we had already completed and lined up for the 10th. Well, she got a frantic call this morning, and she quickly waved her magic wand and the marketing was updated and we were good to go.
Brad shuffled into the living room around 9 and asked how long I had been sitting at the table... ummmm.... since 5:30.... I sheepishly smiled and shrugged my shoulders. He just shook his head and smiled, saying "Be sure to take a break at some point today."
I also saw his eyes roam around the messy table, my papers scattered everywhere... and the load of laundry I had yet to fold that was sitting on the side of the couch. I read his mind, because let's face it, I know him well... and Friday's are my cleaning days. So I quickly said, "But don't worry, with all this going on, I am still going to clean the house!"
Not sure if he believed me, but he smiled and left for work.
So I sat at the computer another two hours and plugged away. haha.
My brain began to fry about 11:45 and I decided I should get up, move around, maybe accomplish SOME cleaning, and began to sweep my floors all the while thinking where else can I advertise, who can I contact, did I email everyone?????
That's when I came across a FROG that scared the living daylights out of me! A frog! In my house!!!!!! I don't do frogs. I don't do lizards. I can handle spiders and snakes, but for some reason, the harmless frog and lizard scare the beJesus out of me. So I swept around the nasty little creature and created a small fence with shoes around it so that Brad could dispose of it when he came in for lunch. No frog was going to prevent me from being superwoman today by Cleaning AND releasing a book! ;)
Now I sit... and it is 5:05 PM and I have a clean house, partially. ;) Laundry is done. Dishes done. Floors clean. Rugs vacuumed. House dusted. Frog is now disposed of (though Brad tossed it at me and had a good laugh at my freak out episode before he placed it outside).
But my table is still messy.
My bed is still unmade.
And I'm pretty sure I forgot to put deodorant on this morning....
But you know what, it has been an incredible day!
Everyone... has been so amazing today. Thank you to those who shared the release announcement in any shape or form.
Thank you to those who purchased the book! I cannot even tell you how grateful I am for the turnout. And though I am still quite nervous about the idea of everyone reading a piece of my heart! haha. I am excited for you guys to read it and tell me what you think.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. And thank you again.
And thank you to the little frog that almost gave me a heart attack, but forced me to keep cleaning. So that I could find any and all other hidden creatures before settling into book mode for the next couple of weeks. ;)
I will keep you guys posted on how everything goes for this first week! :) (Hopefully no more frogs)
Let's hit those numbers on Amazon! And Keep sharing! :)
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