Sometimes you meet the morning with a smile. Sometimes, the morning meets you.
Thanks to everyone who had a hand in this.
I’ll be appearing on The Writer’s Journey with Josh Hayes of Keystroke Medium to discuss a few things. You can find the show at this link: https://youtu.be/rlgR3AlRwGo
Hope to see you there.
Hey, all. In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the 50 Shades of Bray fan page, I’ll be running a Facebook Live event where I run my stupid mouth for about 1.5 hours. I’ll be answering any questions you guys have to post and I’m told there will be some prize give-aways as well. If you’d like to come chat with me for some unknown damned reason, save the date on your calendar and don’t forget to tune in!
Mostly finished, anyway. It’s out for beta-reading, going through editing, yadda-yadda. But I’ve hit the mountain summit. All down-hill from here. Look for it early 2019.
One of my incredibly lovely readers (why, hello there, Lisa) happened to post up in our Facebook group page that she’d noticed Commune 3 was listed at #3 in the general Sci-Fi best sellers list over at Audible.
I was pretty stoked by this news, to say the least. Hitting #1 in the Post-Apocalyptic sub-category on Audible (and holding that spot for weeks at a time) was something I’m blessed to say my books had already done. Even so, it’s a comparatively small category; only 1,600 or so titles. General Sci-Fi and Fantasy is a larger playground, upwards of 36,000+ titles with some true heavy-hitters dominating the top of the stack. In the past, I think the highest I ever got in that list was something like #15, so a #3 was a hell of a nice surprise.
Then I started goofing around and said, “I wonder if I’m anywhere in the top 100 for all categories combined?”
That’s a huge list. I don’t even know how many titles comprise everything Audible has in their catalogue. It’s a list I’ve never come near and didn’t expect to come near for a long time.
Commune: Book Three was at #71 on the top 100 list for All Categories Combined when I looked at it.
That’s on its second day of availability. For an independent author who has, to date, no marketing savvy (or really budget) to speak of.
To say that this is directly attributable to the power of my readers (not to mention all you Brayniacs out there) is a gross understatement. Thank you all so much for driving these books to this level.
Trent Reznor, NIN, The Slip, Lights in the Sky
Video by Kevin Carrier