I was standing by the kitchen island, refreshing my CAGED sale site on Amazon when my husband blurts out over my shoulder…”Go back! You’re ranked in the top 100!”
I almost fell over, but sure enough, when I scrolled down the screen I saw CAGED in the #93 position – snuggled in right below Charlaine Harris. Yep, that Charlaine Harris, the creative source behind the Sookie Stackhouse novels and the inspiration for True Blood on HBO.
Hold. The. Phone.
When I started this little journey, I would be lying if I said I didn’t envision myself topping the charts, selling millions of books to adoring fans who were as much in love with my characters as I was. Did I really think it would happen...not so much. Granted, I’m FAR away from being the next Twilight, but to have just a taste of that, if only for a moment confirmed what I’ve long thought. If you can build it in your mind, you can build it in your life. Wise words from a woman who nearly s*!# her pants upon seeing her kindle ranking.
(I’ve pasted the picture of the screen so you, too, can enjoy my moment of delirious joy)