Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Don't Stop Dreaming

Hi everyone! Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a Kindle Daily Deal for all three of my books in my Lizzy Gardner Series. And then all of my friends and my author support group and people I never met tweeted and shared and my books hit #2, #3, and #6!


I don't know what to say except THANK YOU to every person out there who gave my books a chance. If you've read my blog or an interview that I've done over the past 2 1/2 years, then you know that after writing for 20 years, I finally got lucky. A brilliant man over at Amazon found a way to make it possible for EVERY writer to publish their book(s) and hopefully find readers. THANK YOU, Mr. Bezos.

If you're thinking of self-publishing, click on the green button on the upper left corner of my website "Steps to Self-Publishing" and that should be enough to get you going. After you release your book to the world, start writing your next book. I'm a big proponent of trying everything at least once, but I got carried away and for the past nine months or so I did more traveling and promoting than writing. Don't make the same mistake I did. If you're a writer, always make writing your priority. The signings and conferences I attended were great, but as far as I'm concerned, they're not the reason my books hit #2, #3, and #6. Some writers can do both, I'm just not one of them. 

So, that's my advice to you. WRITE. READ. WRITE SOME MORE.

DREAM BIG and NEVER GIVE UP!


I am blessed and grateful.


11 comments:

Fabio Bueno said...

Congrats, Theresa! I love reading your posts. You're an inspiration to all of us.

Theresa Ragan said...

Thanks, Fabio!

Megan Freed said...

Congratulations!

I just have to tell you, I discovered your blog last year and reading about your success gave me the inspiration to finally make my dream come true.

I just finished writing my novel - a contemporary romance - and I hope to have it ready to self-publish by February.

Thank you for being so open about your self-publishing journey. It was the kick in the pants I needed to stop making excuses and actually get my book written!

Theresa Ragan said...

Wow, Megan! Thank you so much for the great comment. I appreciate it. Good for you for finishing your book. Wishing you much success!!!

Trish said...

Congratulations, Theresa.

It was so great to see all three of your books hitting the top of the store and sticking like that. I hope they cling to the top 100 for days/weeks yet. :)

Megan Freed said...

Thank you, Theresa! Wishing you much continued success as well!

Nicole Lewon said...

I bought the books during the amazon deal and I'm hooked! I've finished all 3 in 2 days. Do you have plans to release anymore in the series? It is absolutely incredible!I love the characters! everything is so real and believable, the feelings were too raw or scary at some points so I had to put the book down. I'd love to see more in the Lizzy Gardner series!

Theresa Ragan said...

Hi Nicole, thank you so much!! More books in the Lizzy Gardner series will be released in 2014 and 2015. Thank you for asking!

Anonymous said...

I am not a reader at all, got a kindle last year, mainly for games, I thought I should use this thing for its intended purpose. Came across The Lizzy Gardner series and I was intrigued.. Eager to read next page after page, book after book. So now I am dying to know when the next is released!!!

Anonymous said...

NEED another Lizzy Gardner book...... I'm dying here!!!! Love this series!

Theresa Ragan said...

Thanks, Anonymous. The next Lizzy Gardner Book, #4, will be released in May or June of 2014! #5 and #6 will be out early 2015. Yay! :)