…is like a blind hen trying to find a grain. I peck about randomly, and sometimes, without ever knowing how I did it, I hit the jackpot. Then I teeter around, frantic to find the source of my success until I realize it must’ve been just a stroke of luck.
When talking about jackpots and success, I don’t mean anything phenomenal like my book zooming on the top of Amazon’s best-seller list overnight. To me, success equals 110 downloads of my ebook in two days. The book was free, but I’m thrilled, nonetheless. So many people found my story worth giving a go! (At least, I hope that was why they downloaded it, not just because it was free… Do people do that with books; pick them up just because they are free of charge? I know I don’t.)
What makes me even happier is that every one of those 110 downloads was authentic. I have no army of friends I could ask to go to Amazon and download ten copies of my ebook each to make it rise higher in the listing. I’d do it if I could, but as my social circle is practically non-existent, I’m down to spamming ads on my social media accounts and FB groups and praying someone swallows the bait. For once, the gods of marketing were on my side!
I’m excited to start a new week, thinking that someone ,somewhere, might be reading my book right now. I would keep writing even if no one ever read a word of it, but still, knowing that someone does makes me happy. Maybe this is how a mother bird feels when watching her chick hop out of the nest and try its tiny wings. It might never soar to the sun, but it not crashlanding right away is a reason to rejoice.
With this small piece of shared joy, I wish y’all a fantastic week and much success in whatever you do!