So I’ve seen this topic flying around on Facebook and blogs lately, and I wonder if there’s just something in the air right now because it feels like EVERYONE is more stressed out than usual! And I can fully attest to the fact that yes, I am definitely more stressed out than normal this week. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that tomorrow evening I will be shouting “TGIF-I-need-a-drink-NOW!” lol.
Frankly, I’m partially blaming Amazon’s crazy reporting of additional free sales of my book when it is not free, which has been happening on and off since last weekend. And while I know there are a lot of other authors out there experiencing the same issue, it is still disheartening and troublesome, especially as there seems to be no clear answer from Amazon as to why this is happening. Also, several other authors have reported a drastic drop in sales this last week, which only leads to the suspicions that Amazon is mistaking actual sales for free ones (*gasp!*) so lets hope that they get it all figured out soon!
Add all of that to the general craziness of trying to figure out how to be a marketer and a promoter while still managing to find time to edit/proofread my latest book before shipping it off to my editor, and fighting to stay on top of networking and blogging and tweeting, and you have one exhausted writer, aka, me.
But it’s all good, guys. I promise. We are all going to be just fine. Amazon will figure out its reporting issues and our list of twitter followers will grow and we’ll nab a great blog interview about our books and we may even get around to polishing off the edits on another chapter of our latest novel.
And hey, this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, which means we should all take an ample amount of time to pay respect to our men and women in uniform, and honor those who have served. Because without them, we would be stressed out about things much worse than sales reports and blog posts 🙂
American girls and American guys, will always stand up and salute. We’ll always recognize, when we see ol’ glory flying, there’s a lot of men dead, so we can sleep in peace at night when we lay down our heads. -Toby Keith