Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Best Reward

I have to say for two days after I hit the publish button, my stomach was still doing cartwheels. You know when it stopped? After I sold a handful of books. Besides being available on Smashwords, it is now live on here for the direct link.

I know there must be a way to get the snazzy book little book Amazon icon, but I haven't figured out how to do it. And frankly, right now I just have to step back for a couple of days. Besides living the story, writing the story, editing the story, formatting the story and finally publishing the story, there's also promoting and marketing the story. That takes a lot of effort. I've got ideas and plans, but right now my other life is pulling on my shirt tale.

For now word of mouth will have to do, and the way I look at it is, every sale at this point is gravy. The important thing is that I accomplished what I set out to. My husband feared that after I finished I would just put the printed pages in a drawer and the formatted pages on a flash drive and forget about it. For a second, only a second, I thought about doing that, but then thought, what type of lesson would that be for my children?

No matter how many sales I get, the best reward was having my daughter hug me after she saw the book on Smashwords and Amazon -- "Mom, I am so proud of you. You're a great role model for me."

Who needs anything more? Well, a couple of good reviews would be nice too ;)


  1. I can't imagine that feeling Elena. I like how you weave the settings of NY and VA into the story--places close to your heart.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Thanks Slam, I appreciate the support. Have a great weekend!