Red turns 1 year old today.
It’s done well in its first year, passing the 3k mark sometime a month or two ago (I confess, I haven’t been watching that closely). 3,000 copies sold used to be the benchmark for success in the traditional world. Not sure if that still holds, but it’s definitely respectable, and I’ve earned out in a year, about what I’d probably have gotten in an advance for it. I’ve been fortunate to have many many positive reviews and people who are happy to point people to this book and say “Read it!” Not bad at all for a total genre jump from what I’d built my platform on. So Happy Birthday Red!
Things are going well on the writing front. I have written all but 3 days so far this month, and I’m only about 1k shy of last month’s total, so I’m definitely on track to exceed last month’s word count. I wound up with 385 Sunday, 601 Monday and a whopping 1183 Tuesday, which made me want to stand up and dance on the table, as I haven’t had that good a writing day in over a month. Plus I got to write A Moment between my hero and heroine, and that’s always fun. Those plot holes I have in Act 3 are starting to fill themselves in with logical next steps, so I’m celebrating that too. I feel like I am–dare I say it?–getting back on track. :knocks on wood and braces for impact of next disaster: