First off, I needed to share the exciting news that I’ve crossed over 3,000 copies sold for Forsaken By Shadow. For most traditionally published work, that would be considered an excellent run, and I am still selling steadily, though Devil’s Eyehas jumped ahead of it in ranking on Amazon.
And now for the #ROW80 check-in! My goal, if you will recall, is to write 750 words a day. I am happy to report I’ve written 4924 words since Monday, which averages out to 820 words a day (over 6 days…I am not counting today yet, as I haven’t written yet). I did not write on Tuesday due to the Annual Retreat for work. And I didn’t end up writing yesterday due to a massive and still as yet unexplained breakout of hives–like head to toe HIVES. I have never had food allergies before. Other than the quinoa I tried this week, I’ve eaten nothing out of the ordinary, but from what I’ve read, if it’s a food allergy it should show up in minutes to an hour, not a day or two after the food is ingested. Which sort of suggests the Mexican we had for dinner last night–all of which I have eaten many many times before. It’s a mystery. Anyway, they’re mostly cleared up today, so without the itching, I hope to be able to get in some writing this morning before my spouse rises. I should have a while. He was up until ludicrous hours, taking deserted pictures of downtown at 3 in the morning.
Barnes and Noble’s sales reporting for Pubit is all kinda mucked up They keep “finding” sales for December (the report has changed at least 4 times since the end of the year), and they do not accurately manage to show “Today’s sales” or “Yesterday’s sales”. I sincerely hope they get these kinks worked out soon, as I would like to know exactly what I’m selling over there. This kind of wonkiness does NOT inspire confidence.
Either way, Forsaken By Shadow, is holding steady in rankings over there, and Devil’s Eye is slowly moving up.
Today we are FINALLY taking down the Christmas tree. I am looking forward to getting it all cleaned up. The house is a wreck. Thankfully, I got out of tree duty at my mom’s, which saves me some time and trouble.
I’ve just started the kettle again. It’s a two cup morning, for sure.