Random Thoughts

SALES Update and Random Tuesday Thoughts

Return of the Rose, Medieval Time Travel; 3/2/11 Release; 94,000 words $2.99

Amazon and B&N: 6,100 books sold

A Knight in Central Park, Medieval Time Travel; 3/18/11 Release; 86,000 words $.99

25,000 FREE books 8/11 to 8/15

Amazon and B&N: 14,800 books sold

Taming Mad Max, Romantic Comedy; 4/25/11 Release; 82,500 words $2.99

Amazon and B&N: 1,010 books sold

Finding Kate Huntley, Romantic Suspense; 5/5/11 Release; 82,000 words  $2.99

Amazon and B&N: 1,040 books sold

ABDUCTED by T.R. Ragan - Romantic Thriller; 5/29/11 Release; 93,000 words  $2.99

Amazon and B&N: 4,580 books sold

27, 530* books and 25,000* FREE books = 52,530* potential readers!
Thank you READERS!!! (*Rounded down. Not exact #'s)

Random thoughts on a random Tuesday morning.

Is this really happening to me?

Five months ago, I wasn't sure if I would ever sell a book.

I have genuine readers who are enjoying my stories.

I have never felt luckier.

There are sooo many authors out there willing to help me and others and I think that is the coolest thing. Nice, genuinely helpful, inclusive, welcoming people.

If you, whoever you are, ever have any question at all, please feel free to email me.

Advice: listen to your instincts. I know I am repeating myself, but it's what I have done every step of the way. If something doesn't feel "right" for me, I don't do it, no matter how popular it might be. It has to feel right, whether it's doing an interview, paying $ for advertising, promoting on twitter or blogging about sales. The reason I blog about my sales is because I like reading about other writers' sales. That's how I make my decisions. If I like listening to someone on blogtalk radio, then I will probably talk on blogtalk radio.

I try to stay away from ANYTHING negative. If a post on a blog or kindleboards has any possibility of going in a negative direction, I don't go there. Not because I am afraid of conflict either. Ask any of my sisters...I am NOT afraid of conflict. But I never usually don't go out of my way to find conflict either. (I probably did this in the past, so I should stick with NEVER say NEVER) I believe in good healthy debates, but for the most part I prefer to live in Happy La La land. It's much more fun. It's seriously easier to be negative than positive. It's easier to be in a bad mood than a good mood. "Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times." Great quote by someone out there.

I choose to be happy.

Even before I ever sold one book...I made this choice.

That's why I write romance novels. I love happy endings. I must have a happy ending. Some people call that predictable. I call it predictably wonderful. :)

Happy Tuesday Everyone!