For those who have spent a good amount of time writing, editing, researching, polishing, marketing, querying, emailing, networking, sweating, crying, hoping, praying . . . one thing is abundantly clear: Being a writer is not a job for the weary.
Despite the massive amounts of coffee and chocolate I consume on a daily basis to combat tiredness juggling being an author & an English teacher (not to mention a mom and wife), I have moments of absolute cartwheeling, unicorn-over-the-rainbow joy, and one of the them came this past weekend.
It’s not nice to boast, and please don’t think I’m trying to do that. I’m here to say THANK YOU to those who’ve supported me since I first started writing in 2009
. . . and to give encouragement to those who think they’ll never sell any books. I’ve been you.
Soooo imagine my surprise when I discovered I sold a total of 25,679 books sold in ONE MONTH! WHAAAT?!
I know many authors wouldn’t ever think of that number as being a big deal, especially when one considers it’s the result of sales from 18 Things, 18 Truths, and 18 Thoughts combined, not just one novel. But honestly? It’s more sales in one month than all two years of sales combined for me, and it’s a lot better than selling eight copies a month (my all-time low).
So throw your virtual hands up in the air and have a dance party with me, knowing we CAN succeed if we never give up, never lose hope (and maybe consume an unhealthy amount of caffeine). And with my whole heart, I thank you for your support. ❤ ❤ ❤
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I am so thrilled for you. I can’t even imagine numbers like that. 🙂 So well deserved, Jamie. Big hugs. *throws confetti*
Thanks, Jenny . . . it takes a while to build an audience & have multiple books out first!
Wow! I’m impressed, Jamie. That’s so awesome how many books you sold.
Thanks, Natalie 🙂
Huge huge congrats, Jamie! Wow, you are an inspiration! I’m so thrilled for you! I’m going to post the link to this on http://www.howtowriteabook.biz. Great job!
Aww, thanks Diana.
Jamie, my hands are in the air in celebration. That is a wonderful accomplishment. You have earned this and much more. Keep striving 🙂
Woot woot! Nothing more freeing than throwing your hands in the air & dancing 🙂
That’s amazing! Congrats! See, it was worth hanging in there 😉
Yep, it sure was!
Thank youuu ❤
Congratulations! That’s incredible for a month 🙂
Usually, that’d be incredible for a year where I’m concerned, lol! Nobody was more surprised than me!
Jamie, that is awesome! Wow, that is a lot of books. That’s why you keep going and keep writing and keep promoting. Because you never know when the explosion will occur.
Sooo true, Captain!
Thanks so much, Lindsey!
You so deserve the success! Congratulations and here’s to more sales. Yay!!!!
I hope so! Cheers!!
Congratulations on the stupendous sales! Good things come to those who wait, and the reward is often sweeter since we didn’t have it handed to us on a silver platter with neat hospital corners.
I saw your post on Facebook, and I was so excited for you. That is so awesome. I totally understand how monumental that is.
Wow.. that is so impressive. Huge congrats and I’m so excited for you:) Yay for you:)
That’s an amazing sales number. Congrats.
Whoohoo! Congratulations! I’m throwing my hands up and dancing with you!!!
This is awesome Jamie! I’m so excited for you!
Congrats! Those numbers are something to celebrate. Enjoy!
Holy guacamole! Congrats! 🙂
Carrie took the words out of my mouth! Jamie, you rock, girl!