Do you believe in coincidences? How about fate? Luck?
Well whatever you believe in…it’s hooked me!
The other night (father’s day to be exact) I was speaking to my own father and husband about how my dream would be to hit a top 100 list. Now, I’m very aware of that fact that it would take a manna from Heaven kind of miracle for me to hit THE top 100 amazon list, but I wanted to start with just one list.
I’ve already hit a few top 100 lists when my book goes free, and I got a good taste of what that felt like. I’m human. I wanted MORE!
So, as I’m sure you can guess where I am going with this, yesterday morning BRIGHT AND EARLY my husband flops into bed and says “you gotta wake up.” I won’t lie and tell you that I sat up with a cheery smile and little birdies sang a chipper song outside my bedroom window. I’m not exactly sure what I grumbled as I tried to roll back over, but I’m sure it wasn’t exactly nice.
Next thing I know, I have a laptop in my face and I hear the words “you did it.” Peeling my eyes open once more I see my name on the top 100 contemporary list for my teen paranormal romance FORBIDDEN.
Ok, now is when I shot upright and yanked the computer towards me to get a closer look. Seriously? Me, in a genuine PAID top 100 list? I was sure there was some sort of mistake. I didn’t do anything different. No crazy marketing push. No paid advertisement. Nothing.
I was praying that I could hang on for at least 1 full day. It was rough going yesterday. I bounced as low as 88 and then would start the agonizing climb back towards 98. When I went to bed last night I was sitting at 94, sure that this morning I would be back to my regular numbers. Another miracle. I’m currently sitting at 89.
So how did it happen? I know exactly what happened. My readers are awesome! End of story!