I’d like to be on top, but I’ll settle for the slow climb.
There is a saying in the writing world that an author is only as good as their latest book. Now with computers and the internet many authors can check their sales and rank in near real time. This can be both a good thing and bad.
On September 25th, the release day for Through the Storm, the novel stood at 750 on the Amazon post-apocalyptic bestseller list. I’ll admit that I felt a bit down. Sometimes the first day or two is the peak of sales and then the book starts a slow slide down to obscurity.
When I checked the next morning the book had reached the 303 spot on the list. A few hours later it stood at 320. I stopped checking.
This morning I needed to view the page for another reason and learned Through the Storm had reached the top 100.
At the moment, I’m thrilled and hope the novel continues its slow climb.