Yesterday was one of the most exciting days of my writing career. I think the “firsts” are the best–first acceptance from a publisher, first book published, first book signing, and so on and so on. Yesterday was the first time one of my books hit a Top 100 list on Amazon.
Waking Up Dead has been on sale for $.99 (and the equivalent) and I’ve been doing an advertising blitz.
So I spent all day yesterday obsessively checking my rankings and taking screen shots. 🙂
Here are some of my favorite moments yesterday, more or less in order:
Hitting #1 in a category in the UK:
Hitting #1 in a category in the US:
Hitting #1 in several categories in the US:
Hitting the Top 100 Kindle Books list in the US:
Finding out I had a Top 100 author ranking in several categories:
At some point late last night (I couldn’t sleep!), Waking Up Dead moved into the 60s in overall Kindle ranking, but apparently I was too tired by then to remember to take a screen shot.
As of this morning, it’s still in the Top 100 in the U.S., still holding #1 category spots in the US and UK, and still in the top 5 in some other countries, as well.
So to everyone who shared the graphic, posted about the sale on Facebook and Twitter, helped me promote the sale and the book, read Waking Up Dead, wrote reviews, and/or supported me in all the millions of ways that family and friends and readers and bloggers and social-media contacts have helped, a huge THANK YOU for one of the very best days of my writing career. YOU ROCK!
When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to heaven, or maybe hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this one go. She’s determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama?
When I died, I expected to go to heaven.
Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.
Instead, I went to Alabama.
Yeah. I know. It’s weird.
I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife–and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.
At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it–ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.
And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.
You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me–I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.
That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.
Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.
Not this dead chick, anyway.
About the Author
Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.
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