So...^^^ This^^^ happened today. I'm not very good at immediately processing new information, so if you and I were having a face-to-face conversation right now, I'd be letting you do all the talking and I'd be nodding my head and smiling a lot. Probably blinking a lot, too. And then you'd ask me if I had something in my eye and I'd lie and say yes because now I've gotta commit, right? And then I'd realize that my weak little web of lies is pointless because blinking and nodding stupidly are probably very normal behavior for a first-time author when her book happens to work it's way up from the abyss to the #3 spot on the Amazon best sellers list in Parenting & Family Humor.
I mean, I think it is. Right? (I'm asking for a friend.)
Because since I had no idea what to do with myself while I annoyed the internet at large with my OMG #Babyfat WHUT???? updates today, I decided to be proactive and attend to my Amazon author page. Then I retweeted and thanked pretty much everybody that tweeted and supported Babyfat through the amazing promotion that will probably be over by the time many of you will see this blog post. Booktrope, my publisher, calls it a PreFunk promo and I was so excited to have Babyfat included as one of 200 books, free on iTunes and only 99 cents for kindle on Amazon, for just a few days. I have no idea what the iTiunes numbers are, but I can tell you that it's been an amazing ride in the Amazon rankings.
Numbers are fickle and rankings change in a moment, but right now, this is good. This is fucking amazing, is what it is, and I have the amazing Booktrope community and all of YOU to thank for being annoying on my behalf to your friends as you tweeted and facebooked and shared updates in the name of making the Amazon top 100 in my category. Then it was the top 50. And then the top ten.
And you guys kept pushing and making my world go round and then number three happened and that's when I started twitching when I blink.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart...thank you.
I've promised Eliana and The Husband a Thursday of no work to give them back some of the love they showed me while they patiently ignored me today. That means no obsessive tweeting, no hitting refresh to check on my ranking, and turning off all of my social media notifications for the day. We aren't doing anything special-just cleaning and hanging out at home; maybe a family movie night in the evening. And then when they've both gone to bed, I'm going to be back on my Mac, working on my next book.
Sweet dreams, Internet. Thank you for being awesome.