Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award... waiting...IS NOW OVER!!!

It's now 8:20 AM EST..
February 13, 2013....

I sit here waiting for my buddy, mah main man, Jeff Bezos and his posse out there in Amazon Land to post the first round winners in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest.

Hard to believe that it was a month ago, at midnight that Desmond and I were uploading and such for The Story of Rachel. And now... we wait...

The last post I saw was that I won't be able to see anything until noon my time, as Jeff and his crew are still enjoying their beauty sleep out on the Pacific coast....



This is the first writing contest I've ever entered, and I didn't think that it would have the all encompassing effect on me that it has.

In the past month, I have seen books go up on Amazon by authors as unknown as me, and sell 50k copies in 30 days. Another one sold 5K copies in a day.

I've sold twelve.

This writing is a lot harder than I thought. Not only producing the book, learning as I go- and yes, I'm impatient to win my Nobel prize, even though I don't really know how to use a semi-colon. I DO find it fulfilling, yes.

The reviewers blogs have been a real lifeline for me. The encouragement, and the honesty have kept me going.

But today... well, today is a tough day. Tough morning so far, and I'm afraid it will be an even tougher afternoon.

I wonder... has Joe Konrath, John Grisham, Stephen King, Colleen Hoover, E.L. James, J.K. Rowling, and all the other uber successful authors... have they ever had days like the one I'm having today?


I do NOT have to crawl under a rock!!! I made the top 20% of admissions, and I'm in the second round!!!!

Oh man... this is some emotional rollercoaster.... wow!