When I saw the rankings of my short story collection, I was a bit confused, but then I realized it must be because I categorized Never Ever After as “FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology” (in addition to fantasy short stories). In the bestseller category, the mention of fairy tales gets lost, and I’m suddenly in the “World Literature/Mythology” category. Whatever. At least I’m on a Top 100 list again! Not sure if that category is going to help me much in the long run, but it’s still fun.
The last couple of days leading up to this most recent promotion, I’ve once again been spending most of my time on marketing and not enough on writing. It’s just so much to do to get the word out, and I don’t have the process down yet so that it has become a habit, internalized like a lot of the writing process has become for me by now. I have to keep looking at my lists (announce on Goodreads and LibraryThing, write the places that promote free ebooks, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ …)
Anyway, I only edited one more chapter of Shadow of Stone, and I still haven’t contacted the freelance editors to decide who to hire for the final pass. But I also did two interviews for Yseult, one of them for the German translation, including quite complex questions. So I have to take that into consideration when I consider how little writing I got done since Wednesday. AND I had my granddaughter for several hours on Thursday, during which time I was forced to feed her ice cream …
So I have my excuses and I intend to forgive myself. 🙂
Reminder: Never Ever After is FREE until February 7. Go nab your copy now! Pass the word along to your friends! Perhaps I can still become #1 in Mythology! *g*